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Construction and Civil Engineering Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.