Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

There are start dates for this apprenticeship throughout the year. Please apply and our apprenticeship team will be in contact with you to discuss.

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About this apprenticeship

This Civil Engineering apprenticeship involves providing technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure.

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. Employment opportunities exist with engineering consultancy companies, building and civil engineering contractors, gas and electricity supply companies, transport authorities, and the public sector.

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What you will learn
  • Producing and self-checking calculations, models and drawings using Computer Aided Drawing (CAD), Building Information Management (BIM) and project management
  • Assisting with surveys and inspections
  • Developing, evolving and monitoring solutions to engineering problems whilst working to programme and within budget
  • Assessing tasks to be done, planning/scheduling work and managing time
  • Maintaining the flow of information so the work can be completed on time
  • Checking work against appropriate standards and specifications
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to be completing work based learning with an employer and paid a wage. 

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.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Candidates will typically have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C including Maths (grade 6/B), English and Science or their equivalent. Prior experience in building services will be considered.

To start an apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. If you already have an employer please contact us. If not don't worry you can see our current apprenticeship vacancies which is regularly updated.

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

Course length & fees
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 36 months
  • Campus:
What next?

On completion you could progress to Level 4 or 5 in Civil Engineering or to a wide range of employment opportunities.

Possible careers

  • Civil Engineer
  • Highways Lighting Engineer
  • Civil Engineer Technician
  • Highways Engineer
Additional information

Information for Employers

Each apprenticeship needs to include 20% off-the-job training. This must amount to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted employment hours across the whole apprenticeship. Off-the-job training is learning undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship.

End Point Assessment
Each apprentice will need an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. It measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed.

The EPA is a ‘project’ to include a written report on a chosen project (1400 – 1600 words), presentation of the same project to an audience of appointed registered engineers (10 -15 mins) and a structured interview (panel of engineers) on the same project (30-40mins).

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