Civil engineering - Foundation Apprenticeship


Course Information
SCQF Level 6
Course Summary

Foundation Apprenticeships are a new opportunity being offered to pupils in the senior phase of secondary school. Pupils are given the opportunity to complete the first stages of a Modern Apprenticeship along with traditional subjects such as Maths and English.

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Civil Engineering provides candidates with achievement from component parts of 2 Modern Apprenticeships sitting within CITB's Modern Apprenticeship Framework – Construction: Technical L3 (SCQF 6/7) in either Civil Engineering contracting or consultancy.

Starting in S5 Students will also complete a placement or industry challenge with a local employer while working towards the qualification through school and college. Supported by school, learners will attend a minimum of one day in college for 2 years.

This FA will introduce the skills necessary for the modern professional Civil Engineering Technician and provide an insight to the many career options available.

Course Content

This course is made up 2 components:

1 National Certificate (NC) in Civil Engineering at SCQF Level 6 (GJ4G 46).

2 Minimum of 1 SVQ Unit

 SVQ Unit Develop and Maintain Working Relationships of Personal Development (F07R 04) from Site Technical Support SVQ 3.
 SVQ Unit Maintain Professional Relationships and Practice in Built Environment Design (H6A5 04) from Built Environment Design SVQ 3.

There are 12 Units to be covered in this course – 6 per year.

From the NC in Civil Engineering:

 Civil Engineering Material
 Civil Engineering Project
 Civil Engineering Site Work
 Civil Engineering Technology
 Computer Aided Drafting: An Introduction
 Construction Site Surveying: An Introduction
 Health and Safety in the Construction Industry
 Mathematics: Craft 1
 Mechanics for Construction: An Introduction
 Mathematics for Construction Technicians
 Sustainability in the Construction Industry Drawing for Construction

From SVQ

 F07R 04 Develop and Maintain Working Relationships of Personal Development.
 H6A5 04 Maintain Professional Relationships and Practice in the Built Environment Design.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who have or working towards, Maths National 5 or Intermediate 2, Technological Studies at National 5 or Intermediate 2, Physics at National 5 or Intermediate 2.

Course Progression

 HNC Construction Management.
 SVQ3 Build.
 Environment Design.


1 day per week over 2 academic years.

August 2017.