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Civil Engineering - Apprenticeship Level 3

Start Date: 5th September 2022
Code: PWFM01752

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Magherafelt
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. Applications for 2023/24 will open in January 2023.


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 5th September 2022
End date: 20th June 2024
Information Event: Yes

What is an Apprenticeship?
As an apprenticeship you are employed as full-time members of staff and typically work for an employer three to four days a week. One or two days 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 require 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
  • Apprenticeships are part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department for the Economy (DfE)


Course Content

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.

Modules include:

  • 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

Course Aims

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).

Assessment Methods

Internal assessment through the completion of assignments and portfolios


Calling All SMEs

If you have less than 250 employees you may be eligible for funding for this course.  Contact our Business Engagement Team.

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

Completion of the programme enables you to be professionally recognised as an engineering technician.  Students may progress to higher education to complete a Foundation Degree or Batchelor degree.

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Essential Skills

All full-time students at Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and ICT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST complete Essential Skills; this will form a compulsory part of your timetable. If you are planning to go on to further study (for example university), please check if a GCSE qualification (rather than Essential Skills Level 2 equivalent) is required. For those who have a GCSE grade D in Maths or English, we offer a GCSE fast-track course.

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