Level 3 Apprenticeship NI in Civil Engineering

This Civil Engineering course will provide you with the skills you need to start working in the Civil Engineering Industry.

Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10107
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Construction Studies

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

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Course Overview


There is a major demand for Civil Engineering Skills.  Civil Engineers design the infrastructure that we use everyday.

This includes:

  • Building Roads and Bridges
  • Creating Buildings
  • Ensuring there is a supply of clean water
  • Designing Gas, Electricity and Energy Networks

Delivery Hours : Approximately 9 hours/week in college

This course will provide you with the skills you need to start working in the Civil Engineering Industry. You will undertake the Pearson Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering.  

The mandatory units are:

  • Construction Principles
  • Construction Design
  • Construction Technology
  • Health & Safety
  • Site Engineering for Construction
  • Further Mathematics
  • Construction in Civil Engineering 

Optional Units:

  • Surveying in Construction
  • Graphical detailing 
  • Management of a Construction Project 
  • Principles and applications of structural mechanics

A second qualification is also completed (a NVQ qualification): Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers). This consists of 9 mandatory units.    

  • Techniques, procedures and methods for civil engineering tasks
  • Develop and finalise civil engineering solutions
  • Management and leadership in civil engineering
  • Independent judgement and responsibility in civil engineering
  • Commercial awareness in civil engineering
  • Health, Safety and Welfare for civil engineers
  • Sustainable development in civil engineering
  • Interpersonal skills and communication in civil engineering
  • Professional commitment for civil engineers                                                                                                                               

You will gain valuable experience as an apprentice which will help you to build a career in the Civil Engineering Industry.

 You are employed and want to pursue a career in the Civil Engineering industry.

About sustainable construction, mathematics, technology and design in construction and civil engineering.

Gaining valuable experience as an apprentice in the workplace and the college’s excellent workshops.

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to apply to employment in areas such as structural, environmental or geotechnical engineering.

An employer and 5 GCSEs at Grade C to include English and preferred Grade B in Maths with a Grade C or above in Science or equivalent. 

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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