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Engineering design and draughtsperson

Producing engineering designs and drawings for components, structures and systems used in industrial and commercial construction.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
42 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English, maths and a science or technical subject.

What apprentices will learn
  • design and drawing concepts, principles and processes - including aesthetics, document management, ergonomics, materials and sustainability
  • engineering drawing and modelling - including using paper, computer aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM)
  • common construction, engineering and manufacturing methods and principles
  • reviewing and evaluating designs, drawings and technical information to find the most effective solution
  • specialist electrical, mechanical, piping, structural or control and implementation design and drafting skills
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a construction environment
Qualifications

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

This apprenticeship meets the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) in partnership with the:

  • Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - for electrical and mechanical specialists
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - for piping and mechanical specialists)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
Documents

End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
NOCN 0114 227 0500
QFI 07710 427643