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Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institute of Civil Engineers) Apprenticeship Level 3 Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

There are nearly 2 million employees in construction in England and by 2017 a further 5,282 new recruits will be needed in the East of England (higher than the national average) to replace those retiring or leaving the industry and to assist in the building of up to 50,000 new homes in Essex. An apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a Construction Skills approved framework. This enables apprentices to develop skills and knowledge which they can demonstrate and evidence in a real construction environment.

As a Level 3 Advanced Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician you will be working on a construction site carrying out civil engineering tasks, developing and finalising civil engineering solutions and establishing and implementing health and safety for other civil engineering colleagues.

Aspects of this course include health and safety, sustainable construction, structural mathematics, science and materials, graphical detailing, surveying in construction, projects in construction and highways.

Entry requirements

You must have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including maths or equivalent qualifications.


You will be required to attend College 1 day a week on a weekly basis for the duration of your Apprenticeship. All Apprenticeships Frameworks consist of 'on' and 'off' the job training and you will recieve regular supervision and mentoring from your employer. In addition, you will have regular meetings with your Work Based Tutor where you will be trained, assessed and monitored in the work place.

Assessment methods will vary in accordance to the qualification. Assessment typically consists of observations, assignments, exams and other product evidence, such as photographs or digital voice recordings. Your Tutor will workwith you to ensure you produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be submitted to the awarding organisation when you complete your qualifications.

If you attend College on a day relese programme, your Tutor may only visit you in the workplace every 9-12 weeks. Formal reviews of your progress take place every 9-12 weeks and dthis will include you, your employer and your Work Based Tutor. Your progress is reviewed regularly as it is very important and crucial to the success of your Apprenticeship.

If you are required to study Functional Skills as part of your framework, you may need to attend College for specific mathematics and English classes.

All training and development takes place during contracted working hours.

Financial information

If you are over the age of 19 your employer will need to make a contribution to the cost of your training. This discussion will take place between the employer and the Employer Engagement Advisor. You should work with your employer to establish what uniform and tools/equipment you will need to work effectively. Your employer will typically obtain these for you but you may need or want to purchase items for yourself. With regards to your training, you will be provided with a log book for your qualification. You may wish to obtain additional text books, folders and stationery. When attending College you will be expected to cover the costs of any transport to and from College. Finally - you may also have an opportunity to attend optional trips and visits which you may need to pay for.

Future opportunities

Possible job roles:

Civil Engineering Technician

Possible Progression opportunities:


Foundation Degrees and Professional Qualifications

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chelmsford College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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