Engineering & Automotive

Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Advanced Apprenticeship - E178

12 Quays Flexible Level 3

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The Level 3 Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) standard is aimed at individuals who are employed within the field of Engineering Design as a CAD Design Draughtsperson, typically producing designs and drawings for structures, electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems, mechanical components and rail infrastructure used in industrial and commercial situations. Candidates will be required to successfully complete: • Detailed Portfolio of Evidence • Synoptic Assessment / Project • End Point Assessment Within the allocated timescale of the apprenticeship.

Course Details

This apprenticeship standard will enable you to study and develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and gain essential on-the-job experience in the field of Engineering Design, which will help you on your chosen career pathway. You will study the following qualification as part of this apprenticeship: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering 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 Employ the appropriate use of computer based technology Review and interpret technical information and requirements from different sources e.g. specifications, concepts, stakeholders 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 Design engineering concepts to solve engineering challenges Develop effective solutions which satisfy the required standards and can be manufactured, proven, operated and maintained in a cost-effective way whilst minimising costs Evaluate engineering designs to determine the most effective solution Produce detailed engineering drawings to relevant standards and codes, using paper and computer Check completed drawings for quality, technical compliance and completeness - both own or those of peers Communicate and co-ordinate engineering design options with relevant stakeholders, colleagues and clients using sketches, schemes, models, detailed drawings and reports Core Technical Knowledge Relevant national and industry health and safety, standards and legislation and those relevant to the specific disciplines, as appropriate Company management systems, policies and procedures Document management and change control Engineering codes and standards 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 Relevance and application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) There will be a mandatory three-part holistic end-point assessment starting no earlier than three months before the planned end of programme. Also, this course will help you to improve your maths, English and ICT skills, plus develop personal and social skills. You will be given support and guidance throughout your learning journey and your progress will be reviewed with you regularly.

Entry Guidelines
Relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass or above or minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (Grade 4 or above). Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference. If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Equipment Required

Laptop, home internet access (use of college study zone available on request), lever arch file pens, pencils and paper etc.

Assessment Method

Students are assessed via completion of:

  • Detailed Portfolio of Evidence
  • Synoptic Assessment / Project
  • End Point Assessment
Additional Information

Apprentices need the maturity, independence and motivation to attend college regularly and on time, participate to the best of their ability and behave in a responsible manner. Your skills in Mathematics, English and ICT will be developed throughout the course.

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Starting 11th January 2022 - Ending - 31st July 2025

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