This course is designed for Product Design & Development Technicians who primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. They support activities ranging from early concept feasibility, design and development stages right through to final preparation for launch and customers. This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance. Typically they work closely with engineers in bring new concepts to life or supporting redesigns of existing products.
It starts by building foundation skills in engineering disciplines before focussing on the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be a successful Product Design and Development Technician
The successful completion of this course could lead to a supervisory role in engineering with a Level 4 Apprenticeship, an HNC/HND or a Degree in Engineering.
Suitable employment. GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics and 1 other subject or the equivalent.
Remember, an apprenticeship is a job so the hiring employer may have additional criteria that will have to be met alongside CRC’s entry criteria.
Apprentices will attend college on day-release for 1 or 2 days a week during term time for 3 years. During this time, they will be visited in the workplace every 8 to 10 weeks where they will be guided through the work-based side of their programme. The final 6 months are focussed on preparing the apprentice for End-Point Assessment which will determine the final outcome of the Apprenticeship. This includes theory and practical tests.