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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Level 3
Part-Time
22/23
5001836X
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Overview

The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, advance within their current employment or enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of civil engineering through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.

An apprentice is a student employed as full-time member of staff working for a company three to four days a week. One or two days a week is spent at college, studying a level 3 Pearson BTEC National Diploma.

  • You must be a new employee, or an existing employee taking on a new role to take part in the programme. Be employed by a company that has a base in Northern Ireland and is registered as an employer with HMRC, and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week with one employer.
  • Individual employers may also apply their own criteria at the recruitment stage.
  • The student is employed all year round but college classes run from September to end of June.
  • Employers pay for the day the apprentice is in college and is required to pay a minimum full-time wage in accordance with the national minimum apprentice wage.
  • To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship, or already hold a recognised equivalent:

application of number – level 2

communication – level 2

information and communication technology – level 2

Details and restrictions

  • Apprentices must be aged 16 to 25.
  • Employers must be based in Northern Ireland

The course is suitable for students wishing to progress to a Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering or other construction related Foundation Degree at SWC, including Higher Level Apprenticeship.

The student experience will be enhanced by visits to construction sites helping to contextualise the learning. Guest speakers from disciplines across the industry also regularly deliver lectures on specialised topics.

  • Unit : Construction Principals
  • Unit : Construction Design
  • Unit : Construction Technology
  • Unit : Health and Safety
  • Unit : Site Engineering
  • Unit : Further Maths
  • Unit : Construction in Civil Engineering

Four GCSEs grade C or above or Level 2 BTEC. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

Any student who does not have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above will have to achieve Application of Number and Communications at Level 2 during the qualification.

Enhanced entry criteria may be subject to individual employer requirements

Three of the units are externally assessed: Construction Principles (examination), Construction Design (set tasks) and Tendering and Estimating (set tasks). All other units are internally assessed by projects and coursework assignments.

Upon successful completion, learners may progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as a Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering in Civil Engineering or Ulster University Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying and many other related programmes. It is also possible to progress directly into employment, or in some cases to self-employment, using the skills learned. If in existing employment then opportunities for promotion may present themselves.

The course is suitable for school leavers wishing to progress to a Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering or other construction related Foundation Degree at SWC, including Higher Level Apprenticeship. Those who have been in industry who wish to progress their career often complete this course. Traditionally the course is undertaken part time, 1 day per week giving students the opportunity to work part-time/continue in existing employment. Students will also have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills or GCSE qualifications in Mathematics, English and ICT. The student experience will be enhanced by visits to construction sites helping to contextualise the learning. Guest speakers from disciplines across the industry also regularly deliver lectures on specialised topics.

1 Available Session

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

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Part-Time

P3373DP10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

10

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-20:00

Time

Monday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £750.00

Total Concessionary Fee £480.00

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**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

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