Design & Draughting Apprenticeship Standard Level 3 (out of centre learner)

  • Information on application
  • 42 Months
  • Apprenticeship
  • North West

Course Aim:
This apprenticeship is ideal for candidates looking to for those wishing to pursue an engineering design career. As an out of centre learner you will be either already working with your employer and are looking to gain nationally recongised qualifications or will be a new apprentice who will be based with your employer from day one.

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.

Student Pre-Requisites:
The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will typically be five GCSEs including English and maths at Grade C or higher or new grading equivalent. Students will also have to pass the Gen2 aptitude test.

Location and delivery model:
Training for this apprenticeship will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle and Furness.

The programme delivered through Gen2 will consist of:

Year 1 – Apprentices would be based with their employer from day one and attend an agreed Gen2 centre one day per week for their Technical Certificate.

Year 2 – Apprentices continue to study their Technical Certificate with Gen2 one day per week. The students are visited by Gen2 staff every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

Years 3 and 4 – The students are visited by Gen2 staff every six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship is awarded on successful completion of the End Point Assessment.


Blackwood Road Lillyhall Industrial Estate Lillyhall Workington Cumbria CA14 4JJ,

Tel: 01900 701300