Construction and Civil Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College
This course is for individuals who are employed within the construction and civil engineering industry who would like to gain a qualification. Evidence from the workplace is gathered throughout the duration of the course.
You will learn how to use various hand tools and cutting equipment, preparing and placing concrete, preparing and laying finishing floor screeds, mixing various building materials by hand and machine, laying domestic drainage and setting up signage, lighting and guarding when working on site eg. path or road. Ideal if you are employed as a general construction operative and wish to develop your skills and gain a recognised qualification.
You should have two GCSEs at Grade D or above in English and Maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification and be employed in the industry.
NVQ qualifications are assessed by qualified staff both in college and in the workplace. This means you are observed in practical situations as well as having to collect evidence of your skills. Functional Skills and the Technical (Diploma) Certificate are assessed through a programme or work, assignments and some external tests.
After successfully completing the course you could progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Highways, which will involve an NVQ Level 3, and Functional Skills at Level 2. Once you have completed your Advanced Apprenticeship there may be opportunities for you to progress to higher education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.