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Advanced Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

Our Civil Engineering apprenticeship is designed for those who work in or are about to start working in a job role related to civil engineering. You will learn about site safety, construction technology, structural mechanics, sustainable construction, highway construction, computer aided design amongst other subjects. This apprenticeship is delivered mostly in the workplace and you will attend college one day per week during term time.

Knowledge & Skills

You will develop the following knowledge & skills to Level 3 standard by completing a range of mandatory and optional units including:

• Management and Leadership in Civil Engineering
• Commercial Awareness in Civil Engineering
• Health, Safety and Welfare for Civil Engineers
• Techniques and Procedures and Methods for Civil Engineering Tasks
• Sustainable Development for Finalising Civil Engineering Solutions
• Independent Judgement and Responsibility in Civil Engineering
• Interpersonal Skills and Communication in Civil Engineering
• Mathematics in Construction
• Construction Technology
• Structural Mechanics
• Computer Aided Design
• Civil Engineering Construction

Additional Elements

You will take part in additional learning elements such as:

• The technical certificate of the apprenticeship
• Level 2 Functional Skills maths and English (unless exempt)
• Employment rights and responsibilities
• Personal learning and thinking skills

Entry requirements

Manual and technical skills are important in the engineering sector; maths, IT and science are often relevant. You need to be good at following instructions and working as part of a team, but engineers in particular need to use their own initiative to solve problems. - Minimum Grade 4/C GCSE Maths, English & Science - Level 2 in Functional Skills


How is it assessed?

This apprenticeship is assessed in the workplace using a variety of methods including observation, questioning, professional discussions and candidate work products and statements.

How is it delivered?

This apprenticeship is delivered mostly in the workplace with college day release one day per week during term time

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

This apprenticeship is ideal for a wide variety of job roles relating to the civil engineering and construction industry

Further information

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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: 14 August 2019
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