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Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

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.

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  • Course Description

    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.

    There are five main disciplines within the occupation of Engineering Design and Draughtsperson. An apprentice gains an understanding across all these disciplines and will typically specialise in one or more:

    • Electrical Design and Draughtsperson
    • Control and Instrumentation Design and Draughtsperson
    • Mechanical Design and Draughtsperson
    • Piping Design and Draughtsperson
    • Structural Design and Draughtsperson
  • Entry Requirements

    Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships. This will typically include a requirement for a minimum of 5 GCSE grades A - C (or equivalent qualifications) including mathematics (preferably B); English (Language); a science or technical subject. Apprentices must have achieved a GCSE to at least a grade C, a level 2 qualification in Functional Skills, or an equivalent qualification in both English and mathematics before being entered for their final apprenticeship assessment.

  • Additional Information

    How is my course assessed?

    It is recommended that the apprentices progress is assessed throughout the apprenticeship through on-programme assessment with annual gateways to ensure the apprentice is progressing as expected. There is a final gateway assessment, the purpose of which is to assess whether or not the apprentice is ready to be put forwards for the final End-point assessment. This is a mandatory three-part End-point assessment that typically takes place during 3 months before the expected end date of the apprenticeship. The aim of this three-part End-point assessment is to comprehensively establish if the apprentice has achieved the skills, knowledge and behaviours listed in the Apprenticeship Standard and is able to work as an Engineering Design and Draughtsperson. The three parts of the End-point assessment are as follows:

    1. a theoretical, applied knowledge test using multiple choice questions
    2. a practical test to assess the apprentices ability to apply core skills in design and draughting
    3. a structured interview to further explore the apprentices workplace performance to assess that the application of their skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours meet the specified requirements.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 42 months, during which you will attend college on one day per week.

Starting 06/09/2021



Duration 42 months, during which you will attend college on one day per week.

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