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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.



Senior Digital Engineer


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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Maddie Kirkman

Maddie Kirkman

Career as quantity surveyor inspires apprentice Maddie

School holidays helping her dad’s business helped fire teenager Maddie Kirkman’s dream of a career in construction. 
Maddie, completed the Level 3 BTEC in Professional Construction and the Built Environment at Derby College, whilst working as an apprentice at G F Tominson.
She is now studying the Foundation Degree in Construction Management at Derby College and has celenrated her third year at G F Tomlinson. She first got interested in building when she helped her dad – on site and in the office – at his mechanical and electrical company. 
Maddie plans to use her BTEC and Foundation Degree as a stepping stone towards a full degree in quantity surveying.

There aren’t that many women in construction but a lot of work is underway to get more trainees in. I think it’s changing gradually – I hope so, I think women have a natural eye for detail.


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