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Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Level 3

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.

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 involves

  • 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.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need to have GCSE grades A*- C in English and maths, or equivalent. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to have achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Other requirements: Previous construction-based qualifications or experience with the construction sector is desirable but not essential.

Course content

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

Assessment methods

Assessments will take place periodically as part of college delivery through a variety of methods which include exams, research, assignments and workplace observations. There will also be some practical elements of assessment. In line with the apprenticeship standards, Apprentices will be required to log all their off the job training and evidence in their workplace through building a portfolio of work based evidence. All apprentices will undertake an end point assessment at the final stages of their apprenticeship.  The End Point Assessment (EPA) consists of:

  • Written Report
  • Presentation and structured interview

The EPA is completed over 1 day and is assessed by an independent awarding body (ICE)

Qualifications

You will gain the following qualifications:

  •  Pearson’s BTEC Level 3 Diploma in construction and Built environment
  • Civil Engineering Technician Level 3 Certificate (This is stand-alone qualification tested through the completion of the EPA and is graded as a Pass).
  • A chance to become an associate member of Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)-EngTech.
Further study and career options

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.

Additional information

You will need steel toe capped boots, a high viz vest and usual study stationery. 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.

Course Information & 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.

LengthDay(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
39 Months Flexible 1 day a week 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. Cauldwell Street BC130

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Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

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Inclusion
Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.