Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Construction/Civil Engineering

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
2 years
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.


This advanced course will develop your skills and knowledge, and prepare you for a career in the construction or civil engineering industry.

You will engage in classroom based study and practical learning on-the-job. You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an apprentice construction site technician or civil engineering technician.
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Construction/Civil Engineering

This is a two year course, which will enable you to study a technician qualification that is widely recognised in the construction industry.


Construction/Civil Engineering is a multi-billion pound industry that deals with developing and building anything from a housing estate to a bridge. Few industries are as wide-ranging, or offer so many different career routes.

This course aims to combine study with practical learning on-the-job. You will attend college on a day-release basis while employed and working as an apprentice construction site technician or civil engineering technician.


Construction Contracting Operations
  • Construction Contracting Operations
  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Functional Skills.

Civil Engineering for Technicians
  • Civil Engineering for Technicians
  • Construction and the Built Environment – Civil Engineering
  • Functional Skills.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week



*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Each individual unit will use different teaching and learning strategies depending upon the nature of the subject. The teaching and learning strategies will include a combination of different approaches, including:
  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Academic Tutorials
  • Work-based evidence
  • Direct competance observations
  • Site visits.

Maths and English


Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

We have many strong links to provide you with opportunities to further your knowledge with guest speakers and visits to industry.


This course combines study with practical learning on-the-job to ensure you gain hands-on experience, and develop your skills in a real working environment.

You could progress to HNC/HND Construdtion or Civil Engineering at New College Durham.

Meet our students

Maggie Johnston CS

Maggie Johnston

Maggie works as an Engineer (Estimating and Surveying) at Newcastle City Council and has now progressed to studying the HNC in Civil Engineering at New College Durham.

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Fees and funding

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview where your suitability to the course will be assessed.

Entry Criteria

You will hold four GCSEs, including maths, English and Science, at grade C or above. Ideally, you will hold a grade B in maths.