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Apprenticeships - Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 199 - Civil Engineering Technician at Wakefield College

Course description

If you are employed within the Civil Engineering sector and wish to extend your skills and knowledge, this apprenticeship programme is for you.  You will combine on-the-job training with study at College, using our state-of-the-art facilities at Castleford Campus under the supervision of industry specialists.

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What you will study

You will work towards the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway), which includes topics such as: Sustainable Construction, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Surveying, Health, Safety and Welfare, Science and Materials, Construction Technology and Design, Structural Mechanics, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Construction in Civil Engineering, the Employment Framework, Highway Construction and Maintenance, and Public Health Engineering.

You will also work towards the appropriate NVQ and Function Skills in English and Maths.

Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels.

Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C.  This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

You must be employed within the Civil Engineering sector and hold a suitable Level 2 qualification or equivalent or to have suitable work experience.


The Diploma will be assessed by assignment work which could take the form of a written report/task, or a presentation or practical activity that can be either individual or group based.  Other forms of assessment will include portfolio building, and (for Functional Skills) exams.

Financial information

There are no costs to students aged between 16 and 18.

For cost to students aged 19 and over please contact The Apprenticeship Team on 01924 789469 for details.

Future opportunities

Further study

Successful completion of this Level 3 programme will enable you to progress to the HNC in Construction (Civil Engineering Pathway) which is offered by Wakefield College.

Progression is also available to our Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship programme.

Career Opportunities

Civil engineers are employed by a wide range of organisations such as local authorities, building contractors, power companies, environmental agencies and specialist consulting firms. You could also find work overseas with British consulting or contracting firms, working for foreign governments, and oil and mining companies.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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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: 25 July 2018
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.