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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 3

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and their access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

The programme leads to a Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers as meeting the educational requirements for EngTech MICE.

English and Maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the End-point Assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.

This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (EngTech MICE). The Technician Professional Review process for EngTech MICE is included in the End-point Assessment process for this apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters EngTech MICE and the status of Engineering Technician. 

Entry requirements

You should have 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. 

Alternatively, you should have:

  • 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
  • a relevant Level 3 qualification, Advanced Apprenticeship or Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • five years relevant work experience together with a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths (grade 5 or above)

Course Content

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Engineering Technician are:

  • Dimensional control of construction projects
  • Assisting design teams with civil engineering solutions on construction projects
  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • Contributing to the control of health and safety on construction projects
  • Recording, controlling and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • Contributing to the minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Controlling the quality of works on a construction project


Requirements:

Knowledge

  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Engineering Principles
  • Construction
  • Management
  • Planning and Organising Work
  • Monitoring Quality


Skills 

  • Health and Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Engineering Solutions
  • Construction Management
  • Planning and Organising Work
  • Monitoring Quality


Behaviours

  • Professional Judgement
  • Commitment to Code of Ethics
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Work in Teams
  • Demonstrate Innovation 

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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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