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Higher Apprenticeship – Construction Site Engineering Technician – Level 4

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 apprentice will complete the HNC in Civil Engineering as part of this Higher Apprenticeship standard.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Professional Construction
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 3
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/higher-apprenticeship-construction-site-engineering-technician-level-4
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Course Information for Students

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.

Successful apprentices will gain a Level 4 HNC qualification in Civil Engineering (please see relevant course page for more information) 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.

You need to be highly motivated and working in the civil engineering/construction industry. You should have at least one of the following:

  • A Level 3 qualification with an overall grade equivalent of Merit. This could be a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Civil Engineering, a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, three A-levels in relevant subjects or a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. An international equivalent of these is also accepted.
  • Relevant work/industrial experience of five years (full-time). If this work experience is not supported by education qualifications such as GCSEs, then a minimum proficiency in Maths and English at Level 2 needs to be evidenced.

Maths is a critical element of this programme and is embedded in the units taken. An additional assessment of suitability may be taken. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your achieved qualifications and successful interview.

Please note that, in line with the Consumer Act and as articulated in our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course if there are insufficient students to make the course viable.

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

For more information on the qualification part of the apprenticeship, please visit the course page for the HNC in Civil Engineering on DCG’s website.

This will involve a combination of work-based learning and learning at the College by completing the HNC qualification on a part-time basis. Please visit the course page for the HNC in Civil Engineering on DCG’s website for more information.

You will need to purchase a scientific calculator and technical drawing equipment. For voice-over PowerPoint presentations you will need access to a microphone. 

You will also need access to a computer or laptop with Internet, Windows 7 Operating System or above, Microsoft Office 2010 or above, and the ability to run AutoCAD Architecture which can be downloaded for free. 

The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists. 

You will need to build a portfolio of work-based learning evidence with the help of your assessor in readiness for the End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of your apprenticeship. For the assessment of the HNC qualification, please visit the course page for the HNC in Civil Engineering on DCG’s website.

The purpose of the BTEC HNC in Civil Engineering is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and civil engineering sectors and to adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhances the career prospects of those who undertake it.                                               

You could progress to the HND at Level 5 or to a BSc/BEng degree or Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6) in a related discipline, drawing on the broad knowledge base you will have gained from this course.

Completing this Level 4 Higher National Certificate will pave the way to employment in one of the following job roles/areas:

  • Site Engineering Technician
  • Structural Engineering Design
  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Transport Engineering Design

We encourage you to become a technician member with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

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 apprentice will complete the HNC in Civil Engineering as part of this Higher Apprenticeship standard.

The apprentice needs to be highly motivated and working in the civil engineering/construction industry. They should have at least one of the following:

  • A Level 3 qualification with an overall grade equivalent of Merit. This could be a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Civil Engineering, a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, three A-levels in relevant subjects or a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. An international equivalent of these is also accepted.
  • Relevant work/industrial experience of five years (full-time). If this work experience is not supported by education qualifications such as GCSEs, then a minimum proficiency in Maths and English at Level 2 needs to be evidenced.

Maths is a critical element of this programme and is embedded in the units taken. An additional assessment of suitability may be taken. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on the candidate’s achieved qualifications and successful interview.

Please note that, in line with the Consumer Act and as articulated in our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course if there are insufficient students to make the course viable.

HNC in Civil Engineering

The apprentice will need to build a portfolio of work-based learning evidence with the help of their assessor in readiness for the End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of the apprenticeship. For the assessment of the HNC qualification, please visit the course page for the HNC in Civil Engineering on DCG’s website.

Yes, one day a week

They will need to purchase a scientific calculator and technical drawing equipment. For voice-over PowerPoint presentations they will need access to a microphone. 

They will also need access to a computer or laptop with Internet, Windows 7 Operating System or above, Microsoft Office 2010 or above, and the ability to run AutoCAD Architecture which can be downloaded for free. 

The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists. 

They could progress to a HND at Level 5 or to a BSc/BEng degree or Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6) in a related discipline, drawing on the broad knowledge base they will have gained from this course.

Civil Engineering Technician, Site Engineering Technician or Structural Design Technician 

You may already have someone in your organisation – or someone who has come to you directly asking for an apprenticeship. However, if you don’t, we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and can provide external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s website.

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

£27261

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

Civil Engineers

£51870

Civil Engineers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: June 8, 2022 10:39 am