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Civil Engineering Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Aerial view of two unrecognized civil engineers inspecting construction site.

Apprenticeship outline

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 for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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Study location Basford 664 Nuthall Road, Basford, Nottingham, NG8 6AQ
Attendance

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.

Framework/standard

Construction Technical and Professional – Civil Engineering for Technicians - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Duration

36 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement

You will also need at least 5 GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) including Maths at Grade 9 - 6 (A - B), English and Science or their equivalent. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to have achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Assessment

Students will be assigned an assessor who will monitor their progress both in college and on site. Students are required to keep a portfolio of evidence generated in the workplace.

Progression

There will be a wide range of opportunities that apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as building, civil engineering and specialist occupations. After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area this apprenticeship will enable progression to:

  • NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations NVQ
  • Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management

Or HNC/HND

  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Civil Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Construction
  • Construction Management Foundation Degree
  • Professional Practice in Construction Operations Management
  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture/Design
  • Architectural Technology Building Surveying
  • Building Control
Additional information

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body.

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