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Engineering Design & Draughtsperson Standard


Course Overview

Institute of Apprenticeships Reference Number: ST0164

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.

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.

The jobholder must: Understand technical drawings and specifications and be able to create their own;
identify factors likely to affect design decisions; produce CAD (computer-aided design) models and
engineering drawings and; be able to communicate design information to internal and external parties.

There are five main disciplines within the occupation of Engineering Design and Draughtspersons. 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

The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 42 months of study.

Please refer to the Institute of Apprenticeships for full details of the Standard and End Point Assessment plan.

Course Content

Completed at college over 36 Months:

Year 1 - A relevant Level two course (optional).
Year 2 - A relevant Level three course Y1 (Mandatory).
Year 3 - Conclusion of the relevant Level three course.

Functional skills level two for Math's and English (if required).

Completed at the workplace over 42 months:

An E-portfolio or relevant NVQ (Optional).
20% Off The Job Training (this will be agreed with the employer and training provider)

Once all the qualifications have been completed then there is an End Point Assessment that will take place at the workplace by an independent assessor.

Entry Requirement

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.

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Course Outline

Course Code: EP11
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 4 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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