Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

29040W1/P | Centre for Advanced Technical Studies
Start Date | 01/08/2024
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Is this course for me?

A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure. Technicians will be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas which include sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power. A technicians work will include: Design - assisting in the development of technical solutions by producing design models, calculations, reports and drawings, surveying a site, using appropriate analysis and relevant codes.Analysis - using appropriate software systems and other data gathering tools and tests to solve technical problems.Project delivery - contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines, and ensuring outputs comply with client and industry specifications, standards and guidance. Site engineering - operating quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk Management procedures and checking specified technical aspects of site activities. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role, these include: Knowledge: The different techniques and methods used to design, build and maintain civil engineering projects. The appropriate scientific, technical and engineering principles relating to the design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure and buildings. How to work effectively and contribute to engineering solutions by the correct use of resources and time. How to communicate effectively using a range of techniques. The code of conduct of relevant professional bodies and institutions including ethics and their application in design and delivery of projects. Safe working practices and how to comply with them. Sustainable development and their own contribution to economic, environmental and social wellbeing. Sources of and approaches to Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Skills: Select and use appropriate scientific, technical and engineering principles, techniques and methods to contribute to the design and delivery of infrastructure and building projects. Work with others to contribute to produce integrated engineering solutions by the correct use of resources and time. Manage and maintain the quality of their own work and that of others. Communicate effectively and appropriately with others using a range of techniques Maintain their own skills base and learning. Behaviours: Take a responsible approach to health and safety.Be professional, proactive and receptive to constructive advice and guidance.Be willing to learn new skills and to adapt in the light of experience.Know one's limitations and when to ask for help or escalate.Work independently when appropriate and take responsibility for and pride in their work.Demonstrate a positive approach to problem solving.Effectively contribute to discussions as part of a team.

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification. This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider. This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor. End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:Professional Discussions. Interviews. Showcase portfolios. Practical assessment of skill. Theory assessments. Assignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

A relevant Level 3 Engineering/Civil Engineering qualification, A Levels or mature entry status (experience within this role for a minimum of 5 years including completion of a transition task).

What can I progress onto?

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body. This apprenticeship also provides progression to higher and degree level apprenticeships.

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Course Fees

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