Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Civil Engineering




Level 4

Course Start:


Course Length:

3 years


North Street Campus


Funding band - £9,000

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Course overview

This is a Level 4 Construction Site Engineering Technician apprenticeship. 

If required, the first year will include a Level 3 Bridging Course to prepare the apprentice for their HNC.

The second and third year of the course will include a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Civil Engineering, with specific units including construction practice & management, principles of structural design, construction technology and surveying and measuring & setting out.

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 (EPA).

What would apprentices learn at College?

  • Health and safety and the principles and responsibilities, imposed law and other regulations in a construction environment
  • The sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects
  • Engineering techniques, procedures and methods and the principles of design
  • Management principles and the project management lifecycle and the contractual conditions on a project
  • The importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to analyse different techniques
  • How to define the quality required and the commissioning process on a finished construction project

Entry requirements

A BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one/two A level (s), in a relevant subject (maths, science, geography). Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.

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 4 Construction Site 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: EPA Guidance and Application Form

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; apprentices could seek full-time employment or consider a degree or degree apprenticeship in civil engineering.

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