Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) inEngineering Design and Draughtsperson

Engineering design and draughtspersons produce designs and drawings for structures, piping, electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems and mechanical components used in industrial and commercial construction.

Typically, jobholders work in a wide range of industries of national importance including power and water infrastructure, petrochemical, oil and gas, nuclear, food and drink processing. Jobholders are based at office locations within project design teams and occasionally work at on-site locations. They are required to understand on-site hazards and health and safety requirements.

The jobholder must: Understand technical drawings and specifications and be able to create their own; identify factors likely to affect design decisions; produce CAD (computer aided design) models and engineering drawings and; be able to communicate design information to internal and external parties.

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Key Facts

Apprenticeship Level:

Advanced

Start Dates:

Indicative Cost:

College Code: C-AP3XDES

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

New entrants who want to work in an Engineering Environment and candidates who have already studied and obtained a Level 2 in Fabrication and Welding. All candidates must be keen and motivated to work in the engineering/manufacturing industry or be practically minded and want to work with their hands.

Course Content

  • Work safely at all times, complying with relevant national and industry health and safety requirements.
  • Work in accordance with company management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Employ the appropriate use of computer based technology.
  • Review and interpret technical information and requirements from different sources e.g. specifications, concepts, stakeholders.
  • Identify inaccuracies or discrepancies in engineering drawings and specifications and propose solutions.
  • Identify and assess factors that affect designs e.g. materials, application, location, risk and environment.
  • Design engineering concepts to solve engineering challenges.
  • Develop effective solutions which satisfy the required standards and can be manufactured, proven, operated and maintained in a cost-effective way whilst minimising costs.
  • Evaluate engineering designs to determine the most effective solution.
  • Produce detailed engineering drawings to relevant standards and codes, using paper and computer.
  • Check completed drawings for quality, technical compliance and completeness - both own or those of peers.
  • Communicate and co-ordinate engineering design options with relevant stakeholders, colleagues and clients using sketches, schemes, models, detailed drawings and reports.
  • Relevant national and industry health and safety, standards and legislation and those relevant to the specific disciplines, as appropriate.
  • Company management systems, policies and procedures.
  • Document management and change control.
  • Engineering codes and standards.
  • Common engineering principles and the application of maths and science to engineering.
  • Fundamentals of engineering drawing and design.
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, its appropriate application including 2D and 3D modelling.
  • Understand the impact of relevant factors that are important to the design e.g. the context in which you are working, the materials, components, assemblies, cost, quality, safety, security, risk, environmental impact, ergonomics, aesthetics, the end use and purpose of the design.
  • Manufacturing and/or construction methods as appropriate to the specific disciplines; Relevance and application of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Qualifications included in the Apprenticeship:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Design and Draughtsperson
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)


Assessment Methods

Regular formative reviews between employer, apprentice and the college.

Development of assignments demonstrating learning from their job role or work place.

Practical observation to assess the application of skills within the workplace.

Professional discussion to holistically assess Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grade 4(C) or above including English, Maths and Science.

English & Maths

If an Apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE C/4 or above) English & Maths they must study for and achieve Functional Skills Level 2 English & Maths.
This will be completed through a day release to attend Loughborough College.

Progression Opportunities

Level 6 Design and Construction Management Degree
Level 6 Product Design and Development Degree

Delivery Model

Work based training and assessments to complement the skills that are learnt, developed and used within the workplace.

College based training currently one day per week day (term time only).

Day release to complete Functional Skills if required.

Average duration is 39 months which includes an End Point Assessment.

Payment Breakdown

Levy payers pay 100% of training costs via Levy.

Non Levy employers with 50+ staff or for an Apprentice aged 19+ - pay 5% of training costs.

Non Levy Employers with less than 50 staff and an Apprentice aged 18 or younger, fully funded.

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