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Engineering Design Draughtsperson Apprenticeship Level 3

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Typical duration 42 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 3

This apprenticeship is for those apprentices who are carrying out Engineering Design and Draughtsperson roles; typically producing designs and drawings for structures, electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems, mechanical components and rail infrastructure used in industrial and commercial situations. This is a Institute of Technology programme.

To ensure that the apprenticeship pathway is appropriate for the job role, both the employer and apprentice will have a consultation with the Engineering Department prior to enrolment. A bespoke training plan will be created for apprentices with any prior engineering qualifications.

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You should have as a minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 or above, including GCSE Maths (higher) at grade 5 or above and English and science or technical subject.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Engineering Design and Draughtsperson and will include the following:

Comply with and work within health and safety requirements and company policies and procedures at all times.

Know and understand how to employ the appropriate use of computer-based technology including 2D and 3D modelling.

Know and understand the common engineering principles and the application of maths and science to engineering and 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.

Know and understand the relevance and application of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Understand and demonstrate how to use effective communication and interpersonal skills, showing sensitivity to others and working collaboratively.

Know and understand Process and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID).

Know and understand mechanical annotation including geometrical tolerances, limits and fits, surface finishes.

Know and understand about the general arrangements of structures showing multiple materials including: steel, concrete, masonry, timber.

You will also work towards the Level 3 diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End-Point Assessment (EPA) professional discussion will be based.

Method of delivery

A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

How will I be assessed?

Successful achievement of the End Point Assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will include:

  • Knowledge test - the knowledge test assesses the apprentice’s ability to apply their core knowledge and discipline specific knowledge and includes multiple choice and scenario based written answers.
  • Practical test – this tests the apprentice’s ability to define and detail a fit-for-purpose solution and so demonstrate the core skills learnt, the underpinning technical knowledge for the different disciplines (piping, structural, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation) and safety awareness and attention to detail.
  • Structured interview – this takes place after successful completion of the knowledge test and the practical test. This will enable the apprentice to showcase how they combine their core skills, technical knowledge and core behaviours in order to carry out their occupational role effectively.

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

Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Apprenticeship Level 3

Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Level 3

Good course combinations

It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

This apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). If supported by the employer, progression could include HNC/D/Degree (BEng) in a relevant discipline, and/or a Higher Apprenticeship.

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Business Partnerships Team:

Tel: 01904 770368

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