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Engineering Design and Draughtsperson - Apprenticeship - 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.
In the job role, you will work in a wide range of industries of national importance including power and water infrastructure, petrochemical, oil and gas, nuclear, food and drink processing.
You will be based at office locations within project design teams and occasionally work at on-site locations. You 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. On this apprenticeship, you'll gain an understanding across all these disciplines and will typically specialise in one or more:
Electrical Design and Draughtsperson
Control and Instrumentation Design and Draughtsperson
5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above (including Maths, English and a science or technical subject)
A suitable employer who is available to start you as an apprentice
Individual employers decide on the selection critiera for their apprentices, which typically include the above. This means that you may be able to start this apprenticeship without meeting the above grades. However, you must have achieved once GCSE to at least a grade 4, a level 2 qualification in fuctional skills or an equivalent qualification in both English and Maths before being entered for your final apprenticeship assessment.
An interview will be required to identify your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship. We will also use the interview as an opportunity to discuss your employer. Depending on your level of English and Maths, you may be asked to complete an initial assessment to show your ability to complete a further level 2 qualification in English and / or Maths.
Engineering Design and Draughtsperson - Standard - Level 3
How is my course assessed?
Your progress will be assessed through on-programme assessment with annual gateways to help ensure you're where we and your employer would expect you to be. There is a final gateway assessment, the purpose of which is to assess whether you are ready to be put forward 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 assessment is to comprehensively establish if the apprentice has achieved the skills, knowledge and behaviours listed in the standard and is able to work as an Engineering Design and Draughtsperson.
The three parts of the end-point assessment are as follows:
a theoretical, applied knowledge test using multiple choice questions
a practical test to assess the apprentices ability to apply core skills in design and draughting
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