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NOCN EPA Engineering Design Draughtsperson

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of an Engineering Design and Draughtsperson apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: Engineering Design Draughtsperson
  • Level: 3

Duration: 42 Months • Funding Band: 15 • Maximum Funding: £27,000


The Engineering Design and Draughtsperson job roles are designed to work in a wide range of industries of national importance including power and water infrastructure, petrochemical, oil and gas, nuclear, food and drink processing. The key role will be to produce designs and drawings for structures, piping electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems and mechanical components used in industrial and commercial construction. There are five main disciplines and an apprentice gains understanding across all disciplines to specialise in one or more: Electrical Design and Draughtsperson, Control and Instrumentation Design and Draughtsperson, Mechanical Design and Draughtsperson, Piping Design and Draughtsperson and Structural Design and Draughtsperson

Entry requirements

Employers set selection criteria for apprentices; typically includes a minimum requirement for five GCSE grades A -C (or equivalent) including maths (preferably B), English (Language), a science/technical subject. Apprentices must have GCSE at least grade C, a level 2 qualification in Functional Skills, or equivalent qualification in English and maths, before being entered for their final assessment.


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