Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

29489W1/P | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 01/08/2022
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Is this course for me?

The role of a Digital Engineering Technician is to produce detailed solutions to achieve the optimum performance of built environment projects via digital models and presentations using software, sketches and electronic visualisations. The apprentices will typically support Digital Engineers or other functional specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques, specifically: virtualisation and simulation of design, construction and management of assets; digital measurement of design, production and management of assets; communication of complex engineering principles to stakeholders digitally; integration of construction data and information throughout the whole life cycle of the asset; adherence to the standards and regulation of digital information. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021.

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship, you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role; skills include health and safety, sustainability, engineering, design, technology and innovation. Knowledge learnt includes planning, quality, customer care, maintenance, operation and knowledge sharing. Behaviours taught include professional judgement, commitment to code of ethics, professional development, communication, teamwork, innovation and collaboration.

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification. This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider. This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor. End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:Professional Discussions. Interviews. Showcase portfolios. Practical assessment of skill. Theory assessments. Assignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

Employers are looking for apprentices who have GCSE Maths and english at Grade 4. Level 2 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-3 or equivalent, including Maths or english. Level 3 - 6 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-4 or equivalent, including Maths or english.

What can I progress onto?

Progression from the Level 3 Apprenticeship could lead to Construction Design Manager, Construction Quantity Surveyor, Construction Site Manager, and Civil Engineering Site Manager. This standard has been designed to deliver sufficient competence, underpinning knowledge and understanding in the identified job role to allow apprentices to meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) or other industry affiliated schemes.

Other Information

If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, take a look at our vacancies at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/Apprenticeship-Vacancies

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
No No

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

2.74%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£21,783
Entry
£38,251
Median
£57,421
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Provides technical consultancy services.
  • Examines and advises on patent applications.
  • Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details.
  • Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials.
  • Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture.
  • Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys.
  • Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems.
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Engineering Technicians

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

1.57%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£27,601
Entry
£41,926
Median
£65,663
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.
  • Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Knowledge

Mechanical Engineering and Technology Mathematics Computers and Electronics Design English Language Production and Processing

Skills

Mathematics Reading Comprehension Active Learning Writing Active Listening Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Speaking Monitoring
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