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York College

Engineering Design & Drafts Person

This apprenticeship is for those apprentices who are carrying out Engineering Design and Draughtspersons roles; typically producing designs and drawings for structures, electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems, mechanical components, rail infrastructure used in industrial and commercial situations.

Apprentices would typically be based at office locations within project design teams and occasionally work at on-site locations. They will develop an understanding of on-site hazards and health and safety requirements, as well as technical drawings and specifications and be able to create their own; identifying factors likely to affect design decisions; producing CAD (computer aided design) models and engineering drawings and communicating design information to internal and external parties.


EAL Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations

BTEC Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering or Engineering)

End Point Assessment:


Successful achievement of the ‘end point assessment’ will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of :-

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical Test
  • Structured Interview

Method(s) of delivery:

Apprentices attend College on day release for the first two years and work for their employer for the rest of the week. After the first two years they are based with their employer with assessor visits in the work place.

Are there any entry criteria?

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week.

You should have as a minimum 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above, including GCSE Maths at grade 5 (or minimum of C on the higher paper) and GCSE English grade 4 (or minimum of C) and also a science or technical subject at C or above.


Typically 4 years.

What next?

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

If support by the employer progression could include HNC/D / Degree (BEng) in a relevant discipline, and/or a Higher Apprenticeship.


York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.


To find out more about how to become an Apprentice or how to recruit an Apprentice into your business please contact York Business Development Unit:-

Tel: 01904 770368

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