Civil Engineering: 1 Year - Foundation Apprenticeship

Foundation Apprentices Chloe Sinet and Corie McSween
Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Day Release

1 Academic Year - 2.5 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

Please note, Foundation Apprenticeships are only available to school students in either S5 or S6. Do not apply if you do not meet these criteria.

Civil Engineers and Technicians play a pivotal role in society and are fundamental to all aspects of the built environment, from the design and construction of iconic structures to the provision of underground services.

This Foundation Apprenticeship course allows you to develop the skills required by modern professional Civil Engineering Technicians, and provides an insight to the many career options available. You will study the principles and practices utilised by engineers and consultancy teams working in the fields of renewable energy, roads and bridges, floods alleviation, commercial buildings, marine works, and environmental protection.

As well as achieving a National Certificate (NC) in Civil Engineering, you will commence your SVQ level 3 Site Technical Support portfolio and you will gain valuable work experience whilst undertaking work placements.

By the end of the programme, you will have completed common units of the Modern Apprenticeship and significantly enhanced your employability skills.

What you will learn

National Certificate in Civil Engineering-

  • Civil Engineering Materials
  • Civil Engineering Project
  • Civil Engineering Site Work
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer-Aided Drafting: An Introduction
  • Construction Site Surveying: An Introduction
  • Health and Safety in the Construction Industry
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Mechanics for Construction: An Introduction
  • Mathematics for Construction technicians
  • Construction Project Management: An Introduction
  • Sustainability in the Construction Industry

I really like being on campus, getting to meet my fellow students and being involved in college life

Corie Civil Engineering FA Student

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved their Nat 5 maths before commencing the course, as well as another 3 Nat 5 qualifications.

Applications from students in S5 are welcomed.

Future prospects

Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Disciplines

  • HNC/D in Civil Engineering/ Engineering related subjects
  • University
  • Graduate Apprenticeship

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