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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 3

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Digital Engineering Technician's 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. 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

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this apprenticeship will be five GCSEs at grade 4+ or equivalent, including Maths and English.

Employers may have their own specific entry requirements.


Course Content

Knowledge and Skills

  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Engineering
  • Commercial and Financial
  • Design
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Planning
  • Quality
  • Construction Industry and Sector
  • Customer Care
  • Maintain and Operate
  • Knowledge Sharing



  • Professional Judgement
  • Commitment to Code of Ethics
  • Personal and Continuing Professional Development
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Effective Communication
  • Work in Teams
  • Innovation and Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Effectiveness

How will I be assessed?

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. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No but PPE is a mandatory requirement

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could progress to a HNC or Higher Apprenticeship.



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Carrie Hallsworth

Carrie Hallsworth

Trainee QS Carrie proves it’s never too late to train for the right job

Trainee quantity surveyor Carrie Hallsworth is living proof that it's never too late to train for the career you really want. As well as being a mum to two young children, she holds down a busy job with a property maintenance company and is studying hard for a foundation degree in quantity surveying at Derby College.Carrie, who is 33 and from Heanor, intended to go into higher education straight after school but instead went out to work and got used to drawing a regular income.  
She worked in offices, at a supermarket and for a building society but none of these jobs was really 'her'. It was only when husband Vaughan, a joiner, suggested she apply for a job in contracts with his employer, CLC Group in Shepshed, that Carrie discovered her true career path. She was taken on as a tenant liaison officer and found she especially liked managing the budgets and controlling the purse strings.  
So, on return from maternity leave after having her second baby, she asked CLC Group if she could train as a quantity surveyor. Carrie is now in her second year of the part-time course and plans to go to Nottingham Trent University and gain her full degree once she's finished her foundation degree next year.Carrie said:

I was really nervous at first about going back to college in my thirties, but the lecturers were great – very supportive. I'm one of three female students out of a group of 14 on my course – and I'm quite a bit older than the others – but I haven't found any issues with being a woman in construction.


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