Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeship – Level 3 - STD195


Course Details

Code: PITMCW00011

  • Location: Institute of Technology

Course Summary

The occupation covered by this standard is associated with the built environment where an apprentice will perform the role of Digital Engineering Technician.

The role 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

Course Content

• Health and Safety
• Sustainability
• Engineering
• Commercial & Financial Procedures
• Design
• Technology & Innovation
• Planning
• Quality
• Construction Industry and Sectors
• Customer Care

Course Assessment

The end–point assessment (EPA) will assess the individual against the knowledge,
skills and behavioural competence to carry out the role of Digital Engineering
Technician described by the Digital Engineering Apprenticeship Standard. The
EPA will consist of two main assessed elements that will comprise a holistic
assessment of each candidate.

Candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate competence through the
following methods of assessment:
1. Synoptic Project:
This extended task will simulate aspects of the Digital Engineering Technician
role with scenarios and problems that require input and action from the
candidate. The synoptic project will assess the candidate in context, testing
application of knowledge and understanding. This will create an opportunity to
observe the practical skills of the candidate in real-time.
2. Interview:
The interview is the final stage of the EPA; this is competence-based, taking into
account the results of the Synoptic Project stage. The assessor will determine
and validate the evidence provided by the EPA portfolio. This summative
assessment will involve reviewing the compilation of representative work-based
outputs, which appropriately demonstrate how the candidate has learned and
consistently applied the Digital Engineering Technician skills, knowledge and
behaviours gathered toward the end of the apprenticeship. The assessor will
probe areas such as behaviours and judgment.

The interview is the final EPA stage that will consolidate the results of each stage of the EPA and form an overall impression of the level of competence demonstrated by the candidate. The assessor will consider the range of evidence provided by the candidate in response to interview questions as well as from the EPA Portfolio, and Synoptic Project. The focus will be to probe for further detail and evidence of understanding against a range of criteria based on the competence

Employer Benefits

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve

Technician/Associate status through the following professional institutions. The professional review process is included in the assessment process for this Apprenticeship. The options are:
•Associate Construction Manager (ACIOB) - The Chartered Institute of Building
•Civil Engineering Technician (EngTech TMICE)- The Institution of Civil Engineers
•Technician Surveyor (AssocRICS)– The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
•Building Services Engineering Technician (EngTech LCIBSE) - The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
•Associate Technician (AIET) – The Institution of Engineering and Technology
•Professionally Qualified Architectural Technician (TCIAT) - Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

Develop trust by working in a professional and positive manner at all times and be honest and straightforward

Treat everyone with courtesy, politeness and respect

Work with other parties from


The following qualifications will be gained:
•English and Maths will be required to be demonstrated at Level 2;
•BTEC Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment
•NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design


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.

Entry Requirements

The typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths and English; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship. Employers have their own specific entry requirements

Code: PITMCW00011

  • Location: Institute of Technology
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