Skip to content

Digital Engineering Technician Level 3 Standard


Approx. duration: 36 months

Start Date: September

Attendance: One day a week at the Ipswich Campus

Entry requirements:

  • Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants.
  • Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a                 week and have a contract of employment
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough skills scan             assessment to clarify course suitability
  • Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including                   Maths and English 9-3/A-E or Functional Skills Level 1. Apprentices           must achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in English and/or Maths if               they have a GCSE grade below a Grade 4 or C

On-programme learning:

  • BTEC Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design
  • English and Maths (if required) to achieve Level 2

End-point assessment:

Delivered by NOCN (National Open College Network)


Advancing beyond the Level 3 Apprenticeship may open doors to roles such as Construction Design Manager, Construction Quantity Surveyor, Construction Site Manager, and Civil Engineering Site Manager. This standard has been crafted to install ample competency, fundamental knowledge, and comprehension of the designated job roles, enabling apprentices to fulfil the criteria of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) or similar industry-related schemes.

Course Summary:

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

The role is to produce detailed solutions to achieve the optimum performance of built environment projects via digital models and presentations using software, sketches and electronic visualisations. The apprentices will typically support Digital Engineers or other functional specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques,  specifically:

  • Virtualisation and simulation of design, construction and                             management of assets
  • Digital measurement of design, production and management of                 assets
  • Communication of complex engineering principles to stakeholders           digitally
  • Integration of construction data and information throughout the                 whole life cycle of the asset
  • Adherence to the standards and regulation of digital information

Institute for Apprenticeships