Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6 Product Design and Development

SKU: GEN2/A/003

Course Aim:

Product Design & Development Engineers work on all stages of product creation, product modification and product componentry. They support activities ranging on early concept feasibility, Computer Aided Design and other modelling, activities and stages through to final preparation for launch and customers. This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, and testing, validating and analysing performance. Typically they work closely with suppliers and managers in bringing new concepts to life or contributing to redesigns of existing products.


Student Pre-Requisites:

Students are likely to be aged 18+ years and hold a minimum of 96 UCAS points (equivalent to the previous rating of 240).  This total can have been gained either at ‘A’-level in appropriate STEM subjects, or, alternatively, a National Certificate at Level 3 (such as BTEC) either in Science or Engineering.  In addition, prospective candidates must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grades 9 to 5 (equivalent to the previous GCSE A to C grades) and which include Maths, English Language and an appropriate Science subject.


Course Duration:

This degree apprenticeship can be delivered via a number of delivery models.  Typically this is a 5 year programme incorporating the Foundation Degree and BEng Honours Degree.


Location and Delivery Model:

The academic course is delivered by Gen2 in Energus, Lillyhall, Workington.




Programme Components:

Product Design Development Electrical delivery plan

Product Design Development Mechanical delivery plan

Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties.


Qualification Gained:

Foundation Degree and BEng Honours Degree in Plant Engineering with one of the following pathways:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Degree Apprenticeship - Level 6 in Product Design and Development
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