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ApprenticeshipCivil Engineering Senior Technician Apprenticeship

Course overview

Gain an understanding of the practicalities of civil engineering in different contexts, with a particular focus on digital skills and sustainability.

This Civil Engineering Senior Technician Apprenticeship offers the opportunity for those working in a construction based role to gain the skills and experience required to undertake a wide variety of civil engineering roles at technician level. The course has been developed with the requirements of the apprentice in mind - providing the knowledge, skills, and behaviours to help you advance your career.

The course has excellent links with both regional and national contractors who contribute to the course content, and assessments. You'll also have the opportunity to listen to guest lecturers from industry professionals.

You will study in a stimulating work environment and throughout the course you will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of management professionals in construction, as defined by the professional bodies, and its application in different contexts within the built environment. You will study a range of modules during the course, including Civil Engineering Materials and Soil Mechanics, Mathematics for Civil Engineers, and Management of Civil Engineering Projects - preparing you for an exciting and varied career after graduation.

As part of the end-point assessment, you will have the opportunity to apply for Engineering Technician Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineering with no further assessment required, in addition to an HNC in Civil Engineering. 

Hear from our students

Read current student, Miles Archer's experience studying this apprenticeship.

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For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, graduates will be able to undertake a wide variety of civil engineering roles at technician level, such as assistant site agent, highways engineer, or transportation specialist.

Who is this course is for?

This course is primarily aimed at those who are interested in the day to day practicalities and application of civil engineering and are looking to develop their career in this very broad field.  Applicants must be in suitable employment to be enrolled on this course.


Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

Digital skills are fully embedded throughout the course, using industry standard software to develop confidence in producing reports and programmes. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million sports complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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    Meet the team

    You'll learn from a team with a broad range of industry and academic experience.

    The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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