Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician | Furness College
Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician

Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician

Course Content

The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the student in their day to day work duties and prepare them for end point assessment. These include:

  • Resources and time management
  • Safe working practices
  • Sustainability and environmental policies
  • How to write technical reports
  • Drawing and modelling conventions
  • Engineering terminology
  • Collaboration and effective team working

What qualification will I achieve?

  • Successful apprentices will achieve the Civil Engineering Technician Standard

How long is the course?

  • The duration for this apprenticeship is typically 36 months.

How will I learn?

  • The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice Level 2 Units studied may include: joining materials by welding, cutting materials using oxy-fuel gas cutting equipment, producing platework components and assemblies, working safely in an engineering environment and using and communicating technical information. Advanced Apprentice Level 3 Units studied may include: joining engineering materials through thermal joining operations, shaping engineering products by material removal using hand tools, shaping engineering products by material removal using machine tools, producing engineering products by assembly operations and performing by rolling.

How will I be assessed?

  • Throughout the apprenticeship the apprentice will be assessed via a combination of written/on-line examinations, assignments, documented development reviews with experienced professionals, completion of work based projects, and the maintenance of a portfolio of evidence (logbook) which demonstrates how the apprentices has met each of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours statements in the Standard.
  • At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. This comprises of 2 stages


  • STAGE 1 – is the preparation for the presentation and structured interview. It will consist of · A project which will test the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship by developing a response to a technical project brief set by the Professional Engineering Institution, with a number of options and a rationale for the choice of one as the optimum solution. · A written report of 1400-1600 words which demonstrates how, in the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentice has integrated the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to be a competent Civil Engineering Technician. The report is verified by a professionally qualified engineer and will be used to inform the structured interview
  •  STAGE 2 · A 10 minute presentation by the apprentice to the Assessor Panel showcasing their response to the project brief. This will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and discussion. ST0091/AP01 2 Crown copyright 2017 You may re-use this information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. Visit www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence · A 30-40 minute structured interview based on the written report submitted prior to the interview, the purpose being to determine the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need overalls, boots, stationery and drawing equipment.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

  • Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification. Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: info@furness.ac.uk www.furness.ac.uk


Typical job roles

  • Engineering Technician

What opportunities will this lead to?

  • On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body.

Progression comes in a variety of other ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:

  • Progression onto HE Learning
  • Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
  •  The potential for advancement in their job role

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