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ECITB Scholarship Design and Draughting Level 3

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) are working in partnership with Richmond upon Thames College to offer an excellent opportunity for those aspiring engineers of the future that wish to pursue a career within the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI).

Planned to start in September 2021, the ECITB Scholarship Programme is a two year programme that will support up to 8 learners to pursue a 2-year full time programme in Design and Draughting and progress into an apprenticeship programme with a engineering/ construction company.

During their studies learners will complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. To support the learners on this full time, programme the ECITB will pay an allowance of £140 per week during term time.

All applicants making an application for this wonderful opportunity and are required to complete a written assessment pre-interview and will be informed of this once the application has been received.

Everyone with realistic chance of being offered a scholarship will be invited to attend an interview.


Exam Board: ECITB/Pearson


  • What will I study and learn?

    In year one the learners will complete the foundation diploma in Engineering which is 540 Guided Learning hours

    The units they will complete during the first year are:

    • Engineering Principles
    • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safety as a Team
    • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture
    • Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering
    • Computer Aided Design in Engineering
    • Electronic Devices and Circuits
    • Manufacturing Secondary Machining Processes

    You will then complete the ECITB Foundation On-line test and Practical Activity

    In Year 2 the learners will complete:

    • A specialist Engineering Project
    • Microcontroller Systems for Engineers
    • Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
    • Work Experience in the Engineering Sector
    • Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
    • Mechanical Behaviour of Metallic Materials
    • Principles and Applications of Fluid Mechanics
    • Computer Aided Manufacturing and Planning.

    The learners will complete the ECITB Work Based On-line Test and Practical Activity

  • How is the course assessed?

    Projects and assignments based on current engineering practices and workplace situations.

  • What skills will I need for the course?
    • Have a strong work ethic including attention to detail and commitment to completing the task in hand
    • Take personal responsibility for own work, set the right example for others and actively seek opportunities for quality improvement
    • Commitment to advancing own learning and competence, showing a willingness to learn new skills and an openness to others’ ideas and input
    • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills, showing sensitivity to others and working collaboratively.
  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* - C (or equivalent qualifications) including mathematics (preferably B); English (Language); a science or technical subject.

  • What are my progression options?

    Apprenticeship programme with Engineering or Construction company which the college will support you with

  • Are there any costs involved?

    No - all students will be paid £140 per week during term time for the two year if successful in their application to be on the scholarship programme.

  • Are you aged over 19?

    Students aged 19 or over on 31st August directly preceding their academic year may be required to pay tuition fees for that year of study. Advanced Learner Loans may be available for students studying at Level 3. If you are aged 19-23 as at 31 August and this is your first full Level 3 you may not have to pay fees.

    Students who are 19-24 years old with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority are not required to pay course fees (ie tuition fees are free). Students will be required to provide a final copy of their EHCP provided by the LA as evidence.

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