Apprentice BIM Technician Design ID

  • Employer Profile

    Design ID

  • Apprenticeship Type

    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.

Construction (Digital Construction Management)Southern Regional College


The Higher Level Apprenticeship in Digital Construction Management [accredited by the Open University] provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the construction industry, which has undergone a digital revolution, with the development of 'Building Information Management' in the whole life cycle of the building and construction process. This 3-year Higher Level Apprenticeship is designed to equip apprentices with the ability to understand, utilise and develop the skills needed whilst working in the construction industry. It builds transferable skills in communication, teamwork, and the ability to self-reflect.

Digital construction management is addressing the construction industry’s low productivity. Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools, this endeavours to integrate procedures throughout the whole life cycle of a construction project. Adopting digital technology means implementing a data-driven approach which creates a more effective construction process. The most exciting element of Digital Construction Management is using new technology to capture construction progress and its context. Photogrammetry application is an example of flying a drone over the site, taking photos from the site, and automatically creating 3D models that everyone in the construction can see and share as opposed to traditional, cumbersome surveying methods.

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

Students will be assessed continuously throughout the duration of the course. Assessment methods will include:

  • Module exams

  • Reports

  • Case studies

  • Presentations

  • Practical- Surveying and Material Testing


  • Emerging Construction Technology 1 - Residential

  • Intro to CAD & BIM

  • Construction Science and Materials

  • Mathematics and Structures

  • Digital Surveying

  • Construction Site Management

  • Site Supervision and Operations Management

  • Emerging Construction Technology 2 - Commercial

  • Individual Project Construction Management

  • Contract Administration and Dispute Resolution

  • Work Based Learning


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Open University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

The over-riding consideration in admitting applicants to this course, is evidence that the learner is likely to be able to complete the course satisfactorily.

Attendance at Individual or Group Pre-Entry Advice Sessions (IPEAS and GPEAS) may be required. These interviews may take place either on campus, via telephone or video call (Microsoft teams) and will play an important role in place allocation.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before 1st July 2024.

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

  • Applicants must have attained at least 15 points at Level 2 or above (e.g. GCSE) or have alternative approved qualifications. In addition, applicants must provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English Language. For entry to this programme, applicants should have attained a C grade in GCSE English language and a C grade in GCSE Maths (or equivalent).

For those entering a 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 the 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.

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.

Please note that applicants progressing to higher education courses at Level 4 and above in the College or UK Universities may require a specific GCSE/ A-Level profile. In some cases, the Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy may not be a suitable alternative to a GCSE. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s progression requirements before enrolling on a course at the College.

To find out more about the application process for Higher Level Apprenticeships please see Information on Higher Level Apprenticeships.



Start Date

Monday 09 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 27 June 2027

Progression Pathway

Successful candidates may progress to the Construction BSc (Hons) Level 6 Degree (Top-Up) Higher Level Apprenticeship. Students may also wish to progress to courses at UK Universities dependent on University entry requirements.

This may include:

  • Construction Management

  • Quantity Surveying

  • Site Management

  • Project Management

Following successful completion of this course, students may wish to pursue a career in a variety of areas of Construction Management including:

  • Site Management

  • Project Management

  • Construction Estimator

  • Construction Technology Specialist

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