• Construction Technology

    Foundation Apprenticeship - Civil Engineering (Level 6)

  • Eligible Schools

    All schools

    This is a course for school pupils

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday 2-5pm

    Duration: 2 years

  • Start Date

    Aug 2021

Who is the course for?

Can you see yourself creating, planning and overseeing the construction of buildings and infrastructure; from roads, bridges and canals, to some of the tallest buildings in the world?

Do you enjoy problem solving and finding out how things work?

Why not think about a course in Civil Engineering? There is a constant need for Civil Engineers in Scotland and internationally.

What is the course about?

You can choose a Foundation Apprenticeship as one of your subject choices while still at school. The course takes 2 years to complete, starting in S5 and finishing end of S6. Transport to and from college/employer will be organised and paid for.

A Foundation Apprenticeship (Group Award) in Civil Engineering includes:

  • A National Certificate in Civil Engineering (at SCQF Level 6)
  • At least one unit from the SVQ3 in Civil Engineering (at SCQF Level 6)

Arrangements for work placements will be organised in accordance with COVID government guidance.

What do I need?

You should have or be working towards National 5 qualifications in Mathematics during S5. Your guidance teacher should think you are capable of working at SCQF Level 6, the same level as a Higher qualification.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is on an ongoing basis and will include practical sessions as well as a civil engineering project, using the new skills you’ve learned throughout the course.

Next Steps

If you achieve the Foundation Apprenticeship, you will have a solid basis for progression to a Modern Apprenticeship or a Higher National Certificate in a range of construction or civil engineering careers specialisms like:

  • Construction Management
  • Architectural Technology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Building Surveying
  • Places available



    Start Date

    Aug 2021

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