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