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Civil Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship Training at Leeds College of Building

Course description

What's it all about?

Civil engineers are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, including projects such as bridges, roads, railways, airports, canals, dams and power stations. Civil engineers can either be consulting engineers who advise on projects and design them or contractors who construct the structures.

 What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • Good leadership skills
  • The ability to work well in a team

How much could I earn?

Salaries start around £24,000 a year. Experienced engineers earn between £25,000 and £40,000 a year and senior Chartered Engineers can earn between £50,000 and £60,000 a year.

What qualifications could I achieve?

  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma
  • Level 3 Diploma

Course content

What would I learn at College?

  • The underpinning mathematics and science related to construction
  • The design of construction and how to communicate your design in drawings and specifications
  • How to carry out site surveys to produce drawings and sections
  • The mathematical analysis of forces acting on structures such as steel framed buildings
  • How to take design information from drawings and mark out positions and heights on the ground
  • The principles of highway construction and procedures for maintenance of roads

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (grade 9-4) including English, maths and science.

Financial information

Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto higher education at the College including a HN/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university.

Further information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for vacancies.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 March 2018
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    • Contact name:
    • Apprenticeship Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 222 6023
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