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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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Alisha Jhangeer

Alisha Jhangeer

Professional construction the perfect preparation for Alisha

Trainee quantity surveyor Alisha Jhangeer says professional construction at the Roundhouse provided the perfect preparation for her new job.  
 
Her Level Three course meant she already had valuable, relevant knowledge when she joined Derby-based chartered surveyors Armsons.  
 
Nineteen-year-old Alisha described the lecturers as “100 per cent great”. She said she especially enjoyed going out on site visits and was inspired when employers came to college to speak to her group.   Her achievements come after a period when she was unsure of a career after school. Alisha went to DC Group’s Joseph Wright Centre to retake her GCSE English, as well as three further exams, including higher maths.  
 
Newly armed with seven GCSEs, Alisha decided on professional construction at the Roundhouse after being inspired by the enthusiasm of her quantity surveyor uncle.   
 
Darley Abbey-based Armsons is a DC Group Skills Academy member and she met the firm through the college.  
 
Jonathan Heath, an Armsons director, regularly visits the Roundhouse to give student talks and to stage practice interviews.  
 
Alisha did well in her interview and joined the firm on work experience before landing her trainee/apprentice quantity surveyor job. She completed the course with two distinctions and a merit.  
 
Alisha said: “The lecturers were 100 per cent great, helping with my assignments and helping me to get my grades. In terms of the classroom, you learn the information that you need and then, when you go on site, you really see how that knowledge is used. When I came to Armsons, I was familiar with the kind of work I was asked to do. College helped a lot to prepare me for what happens at work, and without it I wouldn’t be where I am now.”  
 
As part of her training, Armsons is putting Alisha through the Level 6 Chartered Surveyor (Quantity Surveyor Pathway) Degree Apprenticeship course at Nottingham Trent University.

My studies take five years and after another year’s experience, you qualify as a quantity surveyor. My family is so happy I’ve found something I really want to do.

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