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Apprenticeship

Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

Subject Area
Engineering
Start Date
January 2022
Study Mode
Apprenticeship
Duration
36 + End-Point Assessment
Level
Level 3

The role is to produce detailed solutions to achieve the optimum performance of built environment projects via digital models and presentations using software, sketches, and electronic visualisations. The apprentices will typically support Digital Engineers or other functional specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques, specifically:

  • Virtualisation and simulation of design, construction, and management of assets
  • Digital measurement of design, production, and management of assets
  • Communication of complex engineering principles to stakeholders digitally
  • Integration of construction data and information throughout the whole life cycle of the asset
  • Adherence to the standards and regulation of digital information

Entry Requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. The typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs, grade 4 or equivalent, including Maths and English; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship. Employers may have their own specific entry requirements.

What will I study?

The role is to produce detailed solutions to achieve the optimum performance of built environment projects via digital models and presentations using software, sketches, and electronic visualisations. The apprentices will typically support Digital Engineers or other functional specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques, specifically:

  • Virtualisation and simulation of design, construction, and management of assets
  • Digital measurement of design, production, and management of assets
  • Communication of complex engineering principles to stakeholders digitally
  • Integration of construction data and information throughout the whole life cycle of the asset
  • Adherence to the standards and regulation of digital information

Method of Delivery

This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of work based learning and one day a week in College (during term time). The Diploma is assessed using both coursework and written tests and must be passed prior to End-Point Assessment (EPA). Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

The End–Point Assessment (EPA) will assess the individual against the knowledge, skills and behavioural competence to carry out the role of Digital Engineering Technician described by the Digital Engineering Apprenticeship Standard 5. The EPA will consist of two main assessed elements that will comprise a holistic assessment of each candidate. Candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate competence through the following methods of assessment:

1. Synoptic Project: This extended task will simulate aspects of the Digital Engineering Technician role with scenarios and problems that require input and action from the candidate. The synoptic project will assess the candidate in context, testing application of knowledge and understanding. This will create an opportunity to observe the practical skills of the candidate in real-time.

2. Interview: The interview is the final stage of the EPA; this is competence-based, considering the results of the Synoptic Project stage. The assessor will determine and validate the evidence provided by the EPA portfolio. This summative assessment will involve reviewing the compilation of representative work-based outputs, which appropriately demonstrate how the candidate has learned and consistently applied the Digital Engineering Technician skills, knowledge and behaviours gathered toward the end of the apprenticeship. The assessor will probe areas such as behaviours and judgment.

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however, you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

The following qualifications will be gained:

  • English and Maths will be required to be demonstrated at Level 2.
  • BTEC Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment.
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design.

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

Progression from the Level 3 Apprenticeship could lead to Construction Design Manager, Construction Quantity Surveyor, Construction Site Manager, and Civil Engineering Site Manager. This standard has been designed to deliver sufficient competence, underpinning knowledge, and understanding in the identified job role to allow apprentices to meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) or other industry affiliated schemes.

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