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Civil Engineering Technician (Apprenticeship Level 3)


A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure. Technicians will be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas which include sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be expected to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs including English and science at grades A*-C/4-9 and maths at grade B/5.

Functional Skills

Apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to have achieved this prior to taking the end point assessment. If level 2 English and maths has previously been achieved, the development of English and maths skills will continue throughout the apprenticeship.


The duration for this apprenticeship is typically 36 months.


Learner will be able to progress onto a higher apprenticeship in civil engineering and then onto foundation degrees, BSc and BEng degrees in construction and civil engineering.


Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.

End Assessment

The end point assessment will be in two stages and typically undertaken in the last two months of the apprenticeship.

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