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Level 3 Engineering Design & Draughtsperson

Level 3 Engineering Design & Draughtsperson

Course Content

The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. All jobholders require the core key skills, technical knowledge and behaviours of the standard. They will additionally need to acquire and apply the f technical knowledge from a minimum of one of these five disciplines: Electrical, Control and instrumentation, mechanical, piping, and structural.

Core skills, knowledge and behaviours are –

Core Skills

  • Work safely at all times, complying with relevant national and industry health and safety requirements
  • Work in accordance with company management systems, policies and procedures
  • Identify inaccuracies or discrepancies in engineering drawings and specifications and propose solutions
  • Identify and assess factors that affect designs e.g. materials, application, location, risk and environment

Core Technical Knowledge

  • Relevant national and industry health and safety, standards and legislation and those relevant to the specific disciplines, as appropriate
  • Common engineering principles and the application of maths and science to engineering
  • Fundamentals of engineering drawing and design
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, its appropriate application including 2D and 3D modelling
  • 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
  • Manufacturing and/or construction methods as appropriate to the specific disciplines

Core Behaviours

  • Comply with health and safety requirements and company policies and procedures at all times
  • Have a strong work ethic including attention to detail and commitment to completing the task in hand
  • Take personal responsibility for own work, set the right example for others and actively seek opportunities for quality improvement
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills, showing sensitivity to others and working collaboratively
  • Accept and promote equality and diversity

What qualification will I achieve?

  • Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Engineering design and draughtsperson apprenticeship standard. They will also achieve a Level 3 vocational diploma that covers design and draughting and a BTEC qualification in a relevant engineering subject
  • Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.

How long is the course?

  • This apprenticeship will typically take 42 months.

How will I learn?

The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice Level 2 Units studied may include: marking out for engineering activities, maintaining electronic systems and equipment, installing electrical wiring support systems, wiring and testing electrical circuits and building and testing electronic circuits. Advanced Apprentice Level 3 Units studied may include: preparing resources for complex engineering activities, complex assembly of electrical products, using and communicating technical information and determining requirements to achieve engineering objectives.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment, this will assess how an apprentice can apply their skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in their apprenticeship. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will build up a portfolio of work for discussion, which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place to show the apprentice has met the knowledge, skills and behaviours detailed in the standard.
*Before taking the EPA, the apprentice will need to have met the below requirements –
satisfactorily completed training covering the skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the standard
*Achieved the Mandatory qualifications set out in the standard
*Achieved the required English & Maths qualifications specified in the standard
*Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio of evidence to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard.

The three assessments carried out for this standard at the end of the apprenticeship are –

  1. Knowledge test - a theoretical, applied knowledge test using multiple choice questions
  2. Practical test - to assess the apprentice’s ability to apply core skills in design and draughting
  3. Structured interview - to further explore the apprentice’s workplace performance to assess that the application of their skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours meet the specified requirements.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need overalls, boots, stationery and drawing equipment.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
  • Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


Typical job roles

This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles.

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

What opportunities will this lead to?

  • This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering technician.
  • Progression could include HNC/D/Degree (BENG) in a relevant discipline and/or a Higher Apprenticeship

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