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.