Civil Engineers build and shape the world. It’s everything you see around us – from the roads and railways, to the schools, offices, hospitals and water supply.
Civil engineering covers a huge range of jobs, like: civil engineer, civil engineering technician, quantity surveyor, town planner, structural engineer, construction manager and land surveyor.
The industry’s workforce is ageing and there is a demand for new, young engineers to fill the skills gap.
If you’re a practical thinker and a problem-solver with a knack for science and maths, this could be the career for you.
You’ll gain a Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering, which is the same level of learning as an SQA Higher (SCQF level 6).
As part of your Foundation Apprenticeship, you’ll achieve parts of the Civil Engineering Modern Apprenticeship in either contracting or consultancy.
As part of your National Certificate, your mandatory topics will include:
Your SVQ will be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll achieve one of the following:
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly:
These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship gives you lots of options: it’s up to you where you go next.
You'll complete your Foundation Apprenticeship at school, alongside your other subjects. You'll spend time learning at a learning provider, such as a college, and with an employer on a practical work placement. It'll give your career a head-start, and look great on your CV.
If you're staying on at school, you can apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship.
First, use the search tool at the bottom of the page to find out if this subject is available at your school. Next, fill out the form to let us know you're interested, and we'll get back to you with more information.