Civil Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Devon and Exeter Construction Centre up to 2 years

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This apprenticeship programme last for two years and is for anyone that wants to develop a career within the civil engineering sector. This may involve working for a large construction company, a local council or even one of the large water authorities in a junior civil engineering role.

What topics will I study?

You will start with an introduction to construction and civil engineering covering a wide range of units including Health and Safety, Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying and Structural Mechanics.

This will provide evidence towards a framework of qualifications which make up the apprenticeship including the Diploma in Civil Engineering.  This will show your competence, knowledge and understanding of business tasks and procedures, and prove you are able to carry out your job to the required standard, as it is assessed purely within the workplace.

What experiences will I get?

You will have the opportunity to visit large build projects in Exeter.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme. An interest in the industry is essential and you must be employed as a trainee civil engineer.

What facilities are there?

  • Learning centre
  • Refectory

What can the course lead on to?

On completion of your apprenticeship you may progress onto study a higher national course in construction. This could then lead you to a full civil engineering degree at university.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training - this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.


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