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Design Draughtsman

Military Engineer (Design Draughtsman)

Background

The Military Engineer (Design Draughtsman) is trained to interpret raw design data and produce detailed construction plans that can be readily interpreted by other Royal Engineer artisan tradesmen to construct roads, ports, airfields and buildings. This work represents a key element in the design and planning stage and all draughtsmen complete training in Computer Aided Design.

At Class 2 level, having completed the full time training consisting of 40 weeks instruction, individuals will possess the necessary essential skills and knowledge to take up a post as an (ME) Des Dtmn in the Field Army with the Royal Engineers where they will have the opportunity to gain experience and put their newly learned skills to the test.

At Class 1 level, which requires completion of a further 21 weeks of full time instruction, many of the learners will have served on military operations and most will have had an opportunity to practice their trade in the field. Successful completion of the Class 1 course is required for promotion as well as giving the soldier the opportunity to progress to Clerk of Works (Construction) training in time.

Qualifications

In addition to Military Engineer qualifications necessary for promotion the following civilian qualifications can be attained:

At Class 2 – Level 3 Diploma for Construction Draughtsman (Military Engineering) is awarded and a Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design. The minimum academic standard required for soldiers to start the course is 3 Grade C GSCE passes in Maths, English Language and Science or Technology.

At Class 1 – Level 5 Higher National Certificate in Building Studies is awarded on successful completion of the course.

 


 

Military Engineer (Draughtsman Electrical & Mechanical)

Background

The Draughtsman Electrical & Mechanical (Dtmn E&M) is trained to produce detailed technical drawings which set out a building’s heating, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning services. This work represents a key element in the design and planning stage and all draughtsmen complete training in Computer Aided Design.

At Class 2 level, having completed the full time training consisting of 32 weeks instruction, individuals will possess the necessary essential skills and knowledge to take up a post as an (ME) Dtmn E&M in the Field Army with the Royal Engineers where they will have the opportunity to gain experience and put their newly learned skills to the test.

At Class 1 level, which requires completion of a further 30 weeks of full time instruction, many of the learners will have served on military operations and most will have had an opportunity to practice their trade in the field. Successful completion of the Class 1 course is required for promotion as well as giving the soldier the opportunity to progress to Clerk of Works (Electrical & Mechanical) training in time.

Qualifications

In addition to Military Engineer qualifications necessary for promotion the following civilian qualifications can be attained:

At Class 2 – Level 3 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design. The minimum academic standard required for soldiers to start the course is 3 Grade C GSCE passes in Maths, English Language and Science or Technology.

At Class 1 – Level 3 National Diploma in Building Engineering Services is awarded on successful completion of the course.

 

These civilian qualifications run alongside your military qualifications. On completion of the course, you will achieve a recognised civilian award.

 

Many awards offered to serving Royal Engineers – such as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) – are funded by REVETT and administrated by the RE CPD Team in collaboration with the Army unit concerned.