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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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Luke Green

Luke Green

Luke ditches sixth form for college and a future in quantity surveying

Teenager Luke Green admits he had no idea “whatsoever” about his future career before he switched from sixth form to Derby College.
 
Now he has his sights set on gaining a higher apprenticeship as he works towards life as a quantity surveyor. Gaining a place at College was a weight off his mind.
 
Luke, 18, has gained three Distinction *s in the first year of his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Professional Construction in the Built Environment. Previously, he had been studying A Level maths, economics and psychology at school.
 
He did not enjoy it and he could not see where it was leading. Luke wanted to find a new direction and his careers teacher pointed out a Derby College professional construction course which might appeal to him.
 
He went to an open day and liked what he saw. Luke finds his lecturers supportive and he really enjoys having a tangible career target to aim for.
 
As part of his course, Luke is also gaining valuable work experience with construction company Bowmer & Kirkland at Heage, where his attitude to work has impressed his mentor Emma Hibbert. Quantity surveyor Emma said: “Luke is keen to learn and mixes well with the team in the office.
 
“We give him a varied set of tasks to do to enable him to understand what a QS does on a daily basis to help his understanding of the role. “Luke has good attention to detail and is thorough in the tasks he is given to do, he asks questions when he is unsure of something and his time- keeping is also very good.
 
“Taking on Derby College students like Luke allows our business to see what the student’s work ethic is like. It also allows the student to find out more about the role, which means they have a better understanding of what they are coming to do. It helps them realise, before they start work, if the role is right for them.”

When I was accepted, it was a weight of my mind because I knew I didn’t want to do the sixth form, and I wanted to know what I was going to do in the next academic year. I went for the course because it’s a nice mixture of on-site and off-site office work and you get multiple options for your career. I want to go on to a higher apprenticeship and then become a quantity surveyor.

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