With a Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering: SCQF level 10, you’ll build a career in a key growth sector. We've worked with employers, college and universities in the civil engineering industry to create this qualification. This means you'll be gaining the skills, knowledge and understanding that the industry expects from a graduate.

What's the qualification?

You'll gain a Graduate Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 10 entitled:

Graduate Apprenticeship in BSc or BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

SCQF qualfication levels explained

What will I learn?

A GA is about much more than just getting a degree. Because it’s work-based, you’ll also gain a whole range of useful experience and skills such as:

  • Working in a safe and sustainable way, according to environmental requirements
  • Selecting appropriate techniques, procedures and technology and use relevant theoretical knowledge and understanding of key concepts and materials
  • Scientific and mathematical knowledge and understanding
  • Using appropriate technologies and digital platforms used in civil engineering
  • Designing and evaluating civil engineering solutions and to communicate them in an appropriate way
  • Planning and managing projects, including managing and monitoring risk, operating and evaluating performance and managing and allocating tasks and resources
  • Complying with professional standards and work in an ethical manner
  • Understanding of the importance of maintaining awareness of sustainability and environmental legislation, innovation and best practice

Course content

The key content areas which make up the Civil Engineering: SCQF level 10 Graduate Apprenticeship:

  • Civil engineering practice
  • Civil engineering design, analysis, specification and maintenance
  • Project management
  • Professional practice
  • Interpersonal skills

Where could it take me?

You could find employment in roles like:

  • Civil engineer (and associated job roles)
  • Project management
  • Asset management
  • Engineering

Entry requirements

Entry requirements will vary by course and institution. Vacancy advertisements provide specific information on the qualifications required by the delivery institution for each GA. Alternatively, you can contact a university or college directly for guidance on entry requirements.


A GA at SCQF level 10 (honours degree level) will take up to four years to complete. A GA at SCQF level 8 or 9 (high apprenticeship) and SCQF level 11 (professional body qualification) will take up to two years to complete.

Some individuals may complete the GA in a shorter period of time because the format means they can attend university or college outwith traditional term times.

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