Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Civil Engineering




Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Course Start:


Course Length:

3 years


North Street Campus


Funding band - £14,000

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Course overview

This Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Civil engineers are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, including projects such as bridges, roads, railways, airports, canals, dams and power stations.

Civil engineers can either be consulting engineers who advise on projects and design them or contractors who construct the structures. 

The following qualifications will be undertaken in the first two years:

  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction and Built Environment (Civil Engineering).

The apprentice will complete an online portfolio of evidence which will be supervised by in-company mentors and LCB assessors.

Completion of the apprenticeship standard will be confirmed following the satisfactory conclusion of an End Point Assessment.

What would apprentices learn at College?

Specific units within the Diploma include: Construction Principles, Construction Design, Construction Technology, Health & Safety, Site Engineering, Further Maths and Construction in Civil Engineering plus 3 optional units.

The main duties and tasks of a civil engineering technician are:

  • 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.

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

Typically an apprentice will be expected to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at grades (9-4) A*-C including maths, English and science or their equivalent.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to have achieved this prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

Employers may specify additional entry requirements.

You can search for vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service page - find an apprenticeship

Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship please get in touch with the apprenticeship team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).

Details of the EPA and gateway to progress to the EPA can be found in the ICE Assessment Plan for L3 Civil Engineering Technician.

You can find out more about this apprenticeship standard on the Institute for Apprenticeship site.

From 1st April 2021 all employers are required to use the government apprenticeship service to secure funding for any apprentices they wish to employ.  Apprentices will be unable to start their course at college without reserving funding. 

We can assist you with this process by providing informative emails, videos and telephone assistance, please get in touch to find out more.


0113 222 6041


Current Vacancies

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If none are showing, you can search and register for job alerts on the apprenticeship vacancy website.

Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto a higher education course including a HNC/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university, or you could seek employment.

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