Civil Engineering for Technicians — Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework

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Course information

This qualification has been designed for students who are looking for a challenging career in the Civil Engineering industry.
This is a part-time course (one day a week) which runs for two years. The course is designed for students who are working in the Civil Engineering industry and are being released by their employer one day a week to study.
Pathway available:
Pathway 4 - Civil Engineering for Technicians
Subjects studied will include the following:
- Health, Safety and Welfare
- Sustainable Construction
- Mathematics
- Science and Materials
- Construction Technology and Design
- Surveying
- Construction in Civil Engineering
- Structural Mechanics
- Project in Civil Engineering
- Further Mathematics
- Highway Construction
- Computer Aided Design
Credits must be achieved from a range of mandatory and optional units.
Functional Skills:
Functional Skills are skills that are needed in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general. For this framework you will be required to achieve the following:
- Mathematics Level 2 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
- English Level 2 (Advanced Apprenticeship)
Successful completion of these Functional Skills is essential to complete the framework.
The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £3.40 per hour - however most employers tend to pay significantly above this rate. As skills develop many employers tend to increase wages.
The hourly rate is paid for time working in the workplace and training both on and off the job including College time.
Apprentices aged 19 years or over who have already spent a year on an apprenticeship must be paid for at least the full National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age:
18-20 years £5.55 per hour (increasing to £5.60 April 2017)
21-24 years £6.95 per hour (increasing to £7.05 April 2017)
25 and over £7.20 per hour (increasing to £7.50 April 2017)
Holidays will be agreed with the employer. The minimum entitlement is 20 days per year plus Bank Holidays.


BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering

This course leads to...

Upon completion of this framework, the apprentice will have a qualification demonstrating their competence in construction technology and design and will be able to progress their career within the industry.

Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education the entry requirements are as follows:

- 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths, English and Science

More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement and you will be able to demonstrate your suitability at interview.

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Course ID: 156150

Course Year: 18/19

Course Duration: Unknown


All fees will be paid by your employer. Employers should contact the Apprenticeship team directly for more information, as fees vary based on a number of factors. Government contributions may be available to apprenticeship employers. To find out more, please contact the apprenticeships team at or 0151 252 3800

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