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  1. Reference: ST0266
  2. Date updated: 05/07/2022
  3. Level: 3
  4. Route: Construction and the built environment
  5. Regulated occupation: No
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Occupation summary

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



K1: Aware of Health and Safety (H&S) industry regulations and moral, legal and financial implications of poor H&S performance. Know how to identify basic H&S outputs digitally Back to Duty

K2: Understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social, legal and environmental aspects Back to Duty

K3: Know how engineering principles, codes and standards work in the built environment and the purpose of them. Understand various management principles and the project management lifecycle “ specifications, methods and materials Back to Duty

K4: Aware of principles of the commercial procedures and reporting on all stages of construction project and an appreciation of commercial risk. Aware of financial and legal obligations and constraints for all stakeholders in construction projects Back to Duty

K5: Understanding of quantification and costing within a digital environment Back to Duty

K6: Understand how proposals for design briefs, recommendations, programmes and detailed designs are prepared. Aware of the purpose of the digital environment and its role in design management Back to Duty

K7: Understanding of different disciplines and their role in coordination of design Back to Duty

K8: Aware of the appropriate application of technology and the human to technology interfaces. Understanding the impact of sensory networks and the internet of things Back to Duty

K9: Understand the importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to analyse different digital engineering (DE) techniques, such as simulation of construction logistics and progress Back to Duty

K10: Understand how to identify the level of quality required delivering a built asset throughout the lifecycle Back to Duty

K11: Aware of the structure of the construction industry and its respective sectors. Understanding of the institutions and how the construction industry serves the economy as a whole Back to Duty

K12: Awareness of DE objectives set by Clients and Employers Back to Duty

K13: Aware of the information interdependencies of delivering information throughout a product / asset lifecycle. Understanding the purpose of information standards and regulation Back to Duty

K14: Awareness of social networking and appropriate sources of information / knowledge sharing. Understanding basic research techniques to ensure integrity of knowledge discovery Back to Duty


S1: Able to identify risk activities and encourage all employees to demonstrate safety-conscious behaviours. Able to extract reports and images for tool-box talks and site- inductions using models and simulations Back to Duty

S2: Assess, identify and record the environmental impact of project. Using models to demonstrate the reduction of waste to stakeholders Back to Duty

S3: Assist in applying engineering principles by using established and emerging engineering technologies Back to Duty

S4: Prepare simple commercial schedules and reports demonstrating digital workflows Back to Duty

S5: Prepare initial design briefs, recommendations, programmes and detailed designs via a digital workflow considering design risks and responsibilities Back to Duty

S6: Assist in the implementation of innovation, contributing to case studies that demonstrate value. Good general IT skills and their application Back to Duty

S7: Create simple construction simulations and logistic planning using a digital workflow Back to Duty

S8: Assess and report on quality standards of the projects via the digital environment Back to Duty

S9: To identify where the current role ties in to the construction industry. Articulating the respective position in the construction sector and highlighting how it integrates with other sectors / disciplines Back to Duty

S10: Support the development of stakeholder engagement and carry out a stakeholder presentation, demonstrating the appropriate presentation skills Back to Duty

S11: Demonstrate the ability to move information from project delivery into commissioning and operation through involvement in the handover of digital assets Back to Duty


B1: Be able to work within own level of competence and know when to seek advice from others and work on own initiative Back to Duty

B2: Work within rules and regulations of professional competence and conduct. Gain the trust of both team members and the management team Back to Duty

B3: Identify own development needs and acts to meet those needs. Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested. Understands role in the team, constantly seek opportunities to improve own work and maximize efficiency Back to Duty

B4: Understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes so as to meet the requirements of fairness at work Back to Duty

B5: Contribute to effective meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written Back to Duty

B6: Adaptable with the confidence to facilitate meetings with stakeholders Back to Duty

B7: Work with others and demonstrating collaborative  behaviours Back to Duty

B8: Focus on areas for process improvement and learn from innovative solutions. Challenge current practice and be open minded about how to improve and implement a new way of working Back to Duty

B9: Understand the existence of team dynamics and application of personal strengths and weaknesses in group situations. Awareness of collaborative frameworks and contract / organisational level of collaboration Back to Duty

B10: Understand personal strengths and weaknesses and show development of personal effectiveness Back to Duty

T Level in design, surveying and planning for construction

Qualification type: T Level

Qualification level: 3

Awarding organisation: Pearson

Approval date: 01/04/2020

Available from: 01/09/2020

Occupational specialism: Surveying and design for construction and the built environment

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