Modern Apprenticeship: Civil Engineering SCQF 6/7


Level 6

Delivery Block release (3 blocks for 3 weeks)

START September 

Duration 1 year


How it works...

The programme is a combination of work-based and college training and provides the dual benefit of students gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as they work.

The course is delivered by block release involving 3 blocks of 3 weeks over a year. During the blocks, classes will be scheduled over 5 days a week and delivery will be blended with a combination of live lectures which may be face to face or remote and online activities on Brightspace - our Virtual Learning Environment. Outside of blocks, work-based assessment will be carried out and supported with our online portfolio and the VLE.


Employer benefits...

  • Instil your company’s values whilst training
  • Motivate existing staff by investing in the workforce and providing supervisory opportunities
  • Develop up to date and relevant skills and qualifications
  • Cost effective training supported by funding from Skills Development Scotland (up to 100% funding depending on age and eligibility criteria)
  • Create and retain a modern skilled workforce

Apprentice benefits...

  • Debt-free learning
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • A route to great pay
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Significant experience to enhance your CV
  • Possible support with travel costs if coming to college

Course content...

Modern apprentices will study HNC Civil Engineering, an SQA qualification . The course provides the essential common knowledge of all Civil Engineering professionals.

Units you will study:-

  • CAD for Civil Engineering or CAD 2D1
  • Civil Engineering Specialisms
  • Construction Site Surveying
  • Construction Technology: Substructure
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Geotechnics
  • Civil Engineering Contract & Project Management
  • Civil Engineering Materials and Testing
  • Construction Site Surveying
  • Mathematics for Civil Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Graded Unit 

Further details...

You will also complete a SVQ in a construction related discipline relevant to your work:-

  • Site based technician - Construction Contracting Operations: Site Technical Support
  • Design based technician - Built Environment Design: Engineering route
  • General operative - Construction Contracting Operations: General

What you need...

Entry requirements for this modern apprenticeship are:-

  • National Certificate in Civil Engineering, or
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering, or
  • One Higher, or
  • Previous construction/trade craft experience.

Applicants need to be motivated, work well as a team, and work to high standards.

Applicants need to have access to a laptop or desktop pc.

Where you can go...

  • Graduate Apprenticeship Civil Engineering, SCQF 10.
  • SVQ in Construction Contracting Operations Management: General, SCQF 8/9