Civil Engineering: 2 Year - Foundation Apprenticeship

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Part Time

2 Academic Years - 2 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2023
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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’m really looking forward to the work placement element which kicks in this year where we will learn proper workplace skills.

Chloe Sinet Civil Engineering FA Student

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Entry requirements

Candidates should have achieved Nat 5 in maths by the time they start S5, as well as another 3 Nat 5 qualifications

Future prospects

Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Disciplines

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