Apprentice BIM Technician Design ID

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    Design ID

  • Level

    Digital construction > Level 5

  • Positions


  • Location

    23 Lisburn Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6AA

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learns the Design ID Ethos

  • Trained for element designs and tasks

  • Supporting the internal design team in any way required

  • Liaising with clients and a variety of professionals including Architects and Contractors

  • Contribute to Project Quality Assurance

  • Occasional administrative tasks in support of the Admin Team

  • Contribute to Company Objectives by achieving individual KPIs as laid out by line manager.

Technical Skills

  • Sound mathematical, scientific and IT skills

  • Writing of engineering reports

  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations

  • Using a range of computer software for developing detailed designs

  • Undertaking calculations

  • Producing sketches

  • Producing technical drawings

  • Awareness of wider project issues

Person Specification

Behavioural Skills

  • Ability to work well within a team

  • Ability to think methodically and to input into projects

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work to deadlines and within allocated timeframes

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Pro-active attitude to get involved in project delivery

  • Openness to experience

  • Intent to learn and improve quality of outputs throughout placement

  • Adaptable to work on a wide variety of projects

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Digital Construction ManagementSouthern Regional College


Over the last 10 years the construction industry has undergone a revolution in digital construction with the development of 'Building Information Management' in the whole life cycle of the building and construction process.

Apprentices of all disciplines no longer just need the technical knowledge and skills to function effectively, they also need digital skills.

This course is designed to bridge this skills deficit, providing a qualification that covers the traditional knowledge and skills required but enhanced with the digital skills needed to function effectively within the industry.


  • Construction Technology 1 - Residential.

  • Intro to BIM and CAD.

  • Mathematics and Structures.

  • Construction Science and Materials.

  • Digital Surveying.

  • Construction Site Management.

  • Construction Technology 2 - Commerical.

  • Operations Management.

  • Individual Project Construction Management.

  • Contract Administration and Dispute Resolution.

  • Work Based Learning.


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Open University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July in the year of proposed entry to the course. 

  • Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 48 UCAS points achieved through the completion of A Levels, National Awards, Access or other alternative approved level 3 qualifications. 

  • Applicants should have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. This must include GCSE English Language Grade C or Essential Skills Communication Level 2 and GCSE Mathematics Grade C or approved equivalent. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language. 

  • Applicants must be employed with a suitable construction firm that can support the student’s digital skills development. 

  • Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy at

Please Note: The entrance criteria above may change subject to awarding body regulations. The College reserves the right to enhance the entrance requirements beyond the minimum 48 UCAS points where demand exceeds the number of available places. In addition, where places remain available the College reserves the right to offer places to candidates with a profile less than 48 UCAS points.

For entry to Higher Level Apprenticeships (HLA), employers may further enhance the entry criteria at their discretion. All applicants for HLAs will be interviewed by prospective employers to decide their suitability prior to being employed by a company.  Each applicant must secure employment with a Northern Ireland based company with a minimum contract of 21 hours. Entrance to HLAs is subject to meeting DfE Operational requirements.



Start Date

Tuesday 12 September 2023

End Date

Saturday 27 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Successful candidates may progress to a Level 6 Degree courses at UK universities dependent on University entry requirements.

This may include:

  • Construction Management

  • Quantity Surveying

  • Site Management

  • Project Management

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