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Engineering design and draughtsperson

Producing engineering designs and drawings for components, structures and systems used in industrial and commercial construction.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
42 months
Current funding band
Up to £24,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) - including English, maths and a science or technical subject.

What apprentices will learn
  • design and drawing concepts, principles and processes - including aesthetics, document management, ergonomics, materials and sustainability
  • engineering drawing and modelling - including using paper, computer aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM)
  • common construction, engineering and manufacturing methods and principles
  • reviewing and evaluating designs, drawings and technical information to find the most effective solution
  • specialist electrical, mechanical, piping, structural or control and implementation design and drafting skills
  • health and safety practices, standards and legislation within a construction environment

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

This apprenticeship meets the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) in partnership with the:

  • Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - for electrical and mechanical specialists
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - for piping and mechanical specialists)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
QFI 07710 427643
NOCN 0300 999 1177
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.