Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

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About this apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in the civil engineering aspect of the construction industry.  As a civil engineering advanced apprentice your  will be involved in planning, designing and managing all types of construction projects from bridge repairs to the building of new sports stadiums. Employment opportunities exist with engineering consultancy companies, building and civil engineering contractors, gas and electricity supply companies, transport authorities, and the public sector.

 Suitable job roles

  • Civil Engineer
  • Highways Lighting Engineer
  • Civil Engineer Technician
  • Highways Engineer
What you will learn

Duties typically include:

  • Drawing up blue prints using computer aided design (CAD)
  • Assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to projects
  • Discussing requirements with the client
  • Analysing survey, mapping and materials-testing data with computer modelling software
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.


Entry requirements

A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.

Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
13/09/18 3 years Main
What next?



Additional information

You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.

Employer Information

Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.

Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.