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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering within our Professional Construction Academy allows you to gain the technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with the functional and personal skills, required for your immediate job and future career.


You will gain these skills through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context.


This Advanced Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of an approved framework.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths (grade 5 or above), and Science. Your grade should preferably be 6+ (B) for GCSE Maths.
  • Or an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard, plus GCSE English and Maths (grade 5 or above), with preferably a 6+ (B) grade for GCSE Maths.

Course Content

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed over a two-year period via assignments, observations, practical abilities, witness testimonies and off-site competencies within the workplace.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may need to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for when you are working out of College premises. The extra costs will be discussed with you during induction.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship, HNC or Foundation Degree or to any further specific training as required by your employer.  Ultimately you can take your studies to degree level.

This programme can pave the way for rewarding careers in Civil or Site Engineering.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Maxine Dudley

Maxine Dudley

Derby College the right route for housebuilder Head of Technical, Maxine

Maxine Dudley, Head of Technical with UK housebuilder Linden Homes South West, left Derby College 30 years ago but still looks back fondly on her time there.
 
She took ONC then HNC Building Studies at the college part-time over five years while working as an architectural apprentice at Derek Latham Architects in Derby. And Maxine, who moved to Devon from her home city of Derby 25 years ago, is in no doubt she took the right route into a long and rewarding professional construction career.
 
Maxine's qualifications have opened many doors for her, and during her career she’s held a variety of interesting roles, including architectural technician in the estates department of Manchester University.
 
In more recent years she has worked in estates departments for local authorities and for several housebuilders, taking up her current position with Linden Homes South West 18 months ago.
 
Her department works on the technical elements of a new development, delivering comprehensive information so that the production team can start building. This includes working on drawings for the house types, infrastructure and external works, as well as liaising with the legal team and statutory bodies to ensure Technical Agreements are in place.
 
Maxine is also actively involved in promoting and highlighting the benefits of a career in housebuilding and construction to women and has sat on the judging panel of the Women in Property’s National Student Awards.

I enjoyed my apprenticeship and my time at Derby College. I loved drawing as a child, so my dad suggested that I should look at architecture. It was the right decision – and taking an apprenticeship and going to college on day release was the better option for me.  I’m not an academic person and I wouldn’t have enjoyed studying for years at university. I know the apprenticeship and college route wouldn’t suit everyone, but it was right for me.”

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