Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 21st June 2019
Information Event: Y
What is Training for Success?
Training for Success is all about giving you the tools and the confidence to find work. It focuses on the extra learning you may need and like an apprenticeship the trainee spends most of their time with an employer – on work placement, typically three days per week. The rest of the week is spent at college working towards qualifications. The scheme is government-funded. We will work with you to choose the right level.
Unlike apprenticeships, those completing a Training for Success course are not paid by the employer providing their work placement. Instead, they receive travel expenses and a weekly Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £40 which is not means-tested and bonus payments of up to £360 over two years.
At the College our training support officers will help you find your work placement. We secure placements for around 98% of trainees.
Details and Restrictions
Those on the scheme must be 16 or 17-years-old
Young people with a disability are eligible up to 22-years-old and those from an in-care background up to 24-years-old
What is an Apprenticeship?
As an apprenticeship you are employed as full-time members of staff and typically work for an employer four days a week. One day a week is spent at college, studying for nationally-recognised qualifications in the same profession as the apprenticeship.
- You must find your own employer
- Some employers may requir GCSEs on entry
- It might be possible to do an apprenticeship with a current employer
- You work all year round, but your College classes run from September to July
- Employers pay for the day the apprentice is in college, meaning you will receive a full-time wage at least in accordance with the national minimum wage
Details and restrictions
- Apprentices must be aged 16 or above. Restrictions apply for those over 25.
- Employers must be based in Northern Ireland
- ApprenticeshipNI 2017 part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department for the Economy (DfE)
The programme is delivered over an average of one day per week in college with a portfolio of evidence and onsite assessment to complete the competency based qualification.
- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
- Sustainable Construction
- Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
- Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
- Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
- Computer Aided Design
- Setting Out Procedures
- Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
To provide apprentices with a recognised qualification in Civil Engineering which they can complete alongside their role within the industry with a progression route to degree and Chartered membership through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Internal assessment through the completion of assignments and portfolios
A minimum of 5 GCSEs of grade C or above, to include English and a minimum grade B in Mathematics or equivalent.
Suitable employment within the construction and civil engineering industry. Contact the college for a list of employers who are currently interested in recruiting apprentice Civil Engineers