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Construction (Civil Engineering) (Level 3 Technical Apprenticeship)

Pearson BTEC
Construction & Built Environment

Course Overview

NWRC is the education provider for this course which is designed for learners wishing to gain an apprenticeship within the Civil Engineering industry. This Civil Engineering course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to start working and/or pursue a career in the Civil Engineering.Admission to the course is dependent on already having employment from a civil engineering company. You must also meet the entry criteria for the apprenticeship programme. Further information as to how you can apply for an apprenticeship can be found through Apprenticeship Connect (NI). The apprenticeship course is a two-year, full-time course and is equivalent in size to 2 A-levels. 1 extended day will be spent at college with 4 days spent with the employer.Throughout the course you will get the opportunity to gain excellent practical and academic skills, knowledge and experience, achieved through work based and directed training within the work place and College respectively. If you are unsuccessful in securing employment on an apprenticeship scheme the college can offer you an alternative full-time course.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Apprenticeship Technical Apprenticeship in Construction (Civil Engineering)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Construction Principles, Construction Design, Construction Technology, Health and Safety in Construction, Site Engineering for Construction, Further Mathematics for Construction and Construction in Civil Engineering.
  • Three modules which could include modules such as: Management of a Construction Project, Measurement Techniques in Construction, Provision of Primary Services in Buildings, Projects in Construction, Building Information Modelling, Conversion Adaptation and Maintenance of Buildings, Offsite and Onsite Alternative Construction Methods, Renewable Energy for Housing.
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Applicants must be in employment or have secured employment with a relevant employer prior to commencing the course and meet entry criteria below:Level 2 Diploma in Construction, OR 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include English and Mathematics.

ROI Requirements

Applicants must be in employment or have secured employment with a relevant employer prior to commencing the course and meet entry criteria below: 4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include English and Mathematics; OR Leaving Cert Applied - Merit.

Work Placement

Apprentices will be employed full time within the construction industry working a minimum of 21 hours per week.

What's Next?

Further Study

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship, Foundation Degree or relevant degree courses within NWRC

Career Prospects

The course will provide opportunities for you to progress directly into employment at technician level in civil engineering. You could also potentially work for building contractors as a site engineer or construction manager trainee.


  • Image of Padraig Bannon (Construction)
    My course has opens so many doors within the Construction industry for roles in health & safety, quantity surveying, architecture and site management.
    Padraig Bannon (Construction)
  • Image of Suzanne Ramage
    When I finish my Foundation Degree I plan to progress to University and do a Bio-Medical Degree and eventually work in a forensic lab.
    Suzanne Ramage

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