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Apprenticeship training course

Product design and development engineer (degree) (level 6)

Using engineering techniques to bring new products to life or redesign existing products.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
60 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • designer
  • product designer
  • product development engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Foundation Stage: How to comply with statutory requirements and stringent organisational safety requirements
  • Foundation Stage: How to effectively use, interpret and evaluate a range of engineering data sources and documentation
  • Foundation Stage: Organising work efficiently and effectively in managing engineering resources when completing tasks
  • Foundation Stage: Producing components using hand fitting techniques and producing mechanical assemblies
  • Foundation Stage: Producing Electrical or Electronic Drawings or CAD Models using a CAD system
  • Foundation Stage: Preparing and using lathes, milling and other general or specialist high tech equipment
  • foundation Stage: Applying mechanical, electrical and electronic devices and equipment
  • Foundation Stage: Using computer software packages to assist with engineering activities
  • Foundation Stage: Producing and managing engineering project plans
  • Development Stage: Project Management in undertaking engineering activities
  • Development Stage: Establishing design briefs, presenting and discussing technical proposals
  • Development Stage: Managing and controlling product design change
  • Development Stage: Supporting team feasibility design reviews.
  • Devlopement Stage: Demonstrating technical and commercial management in planning and managing tasks & resources

Full information on Product design and development engineer (degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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