Civil Engineering – Advanced Apprenticeship

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering is for those wanting to develop a career in the civil engineering sector.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Construction Centre
  • Course Length Up to 24 months

A Civil Engineering Apprentice will provide technical support to engineers and other construction professionals. You will be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas which include sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.

Topics include:

  • Learn different techniques and methods used to design, build and maintain civil engineering projects
  • Understand the appropriate scientific, technical and engineering principles relating to the design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure and buildings
  • Develop your communication skills using a range of techniques
  • Understand all the safe working practices and how to ensure them
  • Work with others to produce integrated engineering solutions, correctly using resources and time
  • Learn about sustainable development and your own contribution to economic, environmental and social wellbeing

Example job roles include: Civil Engineer/Civil Infrastructure Engineer/Civil Design Engineer/Quantity Surveyor.

You will achieve:

  • IFA Level 3 Electrical Instillation Apprentice
  • End Point Assessment
  • If required: Functional Skills (English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment OR progress onto a Level 4 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship.

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.

  • Learning centre
  • Refectory
Additional Costs

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

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