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Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering

Course Code: C3086
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 04 Sep 17
End Date: 24 Jun 18
Time: 09:00-16:30

Belfast Metropolitan College is delighted to partner with Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Department for the Economy (DfE) to offer Work+, an apprenticeship scheme in civil engineering. The apprenticeship, currently offered by 24 employers, will enable apprentices to earn as they learn from the age of 16, provide a path to higher levels of qualification and give invaluable industry experience. This new apprenticeship scheme will allow apprentices to work and gain the qualifications, experience and broader transferable skills they need for long-term progression in education and employment. Civil engineers and technicians work side-by-side to create solutions and deliver the projects that build our quality of life. They design the infrastructure we use every day. This work includes:
• supply of clean water and flood defences that help to keep us healthy and safe
• building roads and bridges
• creating harbours and buildings
• design of gas, electricity and energy networks that keep us fully-charged and provide a source of heat in our homes and buildings

About Work+
It’s work, plus so much more:
• a £10,000 starting salary
• no fees
• a pathway to professional qualifications
• the first step in your career

Work+ is your first step in a career in a growing industry. It will take two years to complete and you’ll be a professionally-qualified engineering technician at the end.
Work+ is looking for someone interested in improving people’s lives, being part of a team, how things work, solving problems, building, design, drawing, maths and technology.

Apprentices will attend college on a day release basis for two years while working fulltime for their employer. At College, students will undertake a Level 3 Diploma in Construction (Civil Engineering) which provides underpinning knowledge in 12 modules. Apprentices will also gather evidence in the workplace to complete a competency based level 3 qualification that consists of 9 modules.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

You can continue as an apprentice right through college and university to Masters level degree, potentially becoming a chartered civil engineer.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs grade A*-C, including English, Maths (Grade B or above desirable) and Science. Essential Skills Literacy Level 2 may be accepted in place of GCSE English.

The employer will invite applicants for interview and select apprentices based on their performance at interview. The College is not involved in the recruitment of apprentices.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Attendance at an information session is mandatory in order that candidates can make an informed decision regarding their application for this course.

Contact Information

Christopher Brown, Tel: 028 9026 5423 or Email: Sc[email protected]