Civil Engineering HNC - Higher Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 4 Falcon House Construction Centre up to 24 months

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

This Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering is for those wanting to develop a career in the Civil Engineering sector. Apprentices could work for a civil/construction company, a local council or one of the large water authorities in a junior civil engineering office or onsite role. This qualification is ideal for those working as a site manager, project manager or site engineer.

What topics will I study?

• Design principles and application for Construction and the Built Environment
• Group project in the Construction Industry
• Science and materials for Construction and Built Environment
• Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics
• Structural Analysis and Design
• Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry. 

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. 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. You must have a level 3 or advanced qualification in Civil Engineering. 

What facilities are there?

Apprentices have access to all facilities across college. These include the college Learning Resource Centres and the College Gym. In particular, Construction Apprentices have access to our purpose built construction centre in Sowton. 

What can the course lead on to?

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction and Building Service Management
  • Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training or full time work. Apprentices can also progress onto the level 5 HND Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering. 

Are there any additional costs?

None specified.

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?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.

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