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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.

Course content

The Standard comprises of three main components
. Knowledge Component
. Competence Component
. End Point assessment

Where an apprentice enters with no formal qualifications in English and Maths at Level 2 or above, they are expected to study and complete these prior to the end point assessment.

The Knowledge component of the qualification supports the development of knowledge in the following areas
1.The different techniques and methods used to design, build and maintain civil engineering projects. 
2.The appropriate scientific, technical and engineering principles relating to the design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure and buildings. 
3.How to work effectively and contribute to engineering solutions by the correct use of resources and time. 
4.How to communicate effectively using a range of techniques. 
5.The code of conduct of relevant professional bodies and institutions including ethics and their application in design and delivery of projects. 
6.Safe working practices and how to comply with them. 
7.Sustainable development and their own contribution to economic, environmental and social well-being. 
8.Sources of and approaches to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 


Entry requirements

Employers will set their own requirements but typically an apprentice will be expected to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C including Maths (Grade B), English and Science or their equivalent. Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to have achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.


The assessment plan of the Standard ensures that successful candidates will satisfy the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician with the relevant Professional Engineering Institution as the first step in a career as a Civil Engineer.

The Knowledge element of the Standard will be assessed at College through assignment, presentation, project and examination over the initial 2-year period.

The Skills element will be assessed by both employers and assessors in the work place. This will be through Portfolio evidence.

The End Point assessment is completed in the last two months. There are two stages to this.

Stage 1 – is the preparation for the presentation and structured interview. It will consist of an externally set project and a written report of 1400-1600 reflecting over their development as an apprentice. This report will be used in the professional interview.

Stage 2- involves a 10 minute presentation to an assessor panel and also a 30 to 40 minute professional interview

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: 31 October 2018
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