OverviewCivil Engineering Technician Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (Standard)
This apprenticeship is aimed at those who have been employed as Civil Engineering Technicians. A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure. Our courses have an excellent reputation with employers and help you to develop renewable technology construction skills that will put you at the forefront of the job market. Technicians 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.
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You will need to have GCSE grades 9-4 (A*- C) in English and maths, or equivalent. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to have achieved this prior to taking the end point assessment.
Previous construction-based qualifications or experience with the construction sector is desirable but not essential.
During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:
- Construction and the built environment
- Further mathematics in construction
- Science and materials
- Construction technology and design
- Surveying in construction and civil engineering
- Structural analysis and design
You will be assessed through a variety of methods which include exams, research and assignments, and there will also be some practical elements of assessment. All apprentices will undertake an end point assessment at the final stages of their apprenticeship.
You will gain:
- Civil Engineering Pearson Level 3 NVQ Diploma
- Functional Skills in English and maths
- A chance to become an associate member of Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Further study: On successful completion you could progress on to the Higher apprenticeship in Construction Site Management at Bedford College.
Career progression: You will have more advanced skills to progress on to a role as a civil engineering technician.
You will need steel toe capped boots, a high viz vest and usual study stationary.
The College part of this apprenticeship will start in September, however you will be able to start the work based learning element at any time throughout the year.
Duration and attendance
- 36 months practical period
- 39 months total duration
- Day release over 2 years
A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure. Technicians 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. A technician’s work involve
- Design – assisting in the development of technical solutions by producing design models, calculations, reports and drawings, surveying a site, using appropriate analysis and relevant codes.
- Analysis – using appropriate software systems and other data gathering tools and tests to solve technical problems.
- Project delivery – contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines, and ensuring outputs comply with client and industry specifications, standards and guidance.
- Site engineering – operating quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk Management procedures and checking specified technical aspects of site activities.
How to apply
To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.
Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747.View apprenticeship vacancies
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
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