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Engineering Design and Draughtperson Level 3 Standard


Approx. duration: 42 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 5 GCSEs including                   Maths(Preferably B/6)  English and a science or technical subject             9-4/A-C 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:

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

End-point assessment:

Delivered by NOCN (National Open College Network)


This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as a

Registered CAD Practitioner (RCP) in partnership with the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Professional registration is subject to candidates successfully completing this apprenticeship and undergoing professional review.

Course Summary:

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

As part of this apprenticeship you will produce designs and drawings for structures and mechanical components used in industrial and commercial construction.

This role involves working on and developing live projects, designing and contributing own ideas and concepts as well as working closely within a team to solve construction issues using the latest technology and methodology.

This apprenticeship will specialise in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Design and Draughtsperson
  • Structural Design and Draughtsperson

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