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Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering

Course Code: C3086
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 03 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
23 Jun 19
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 35 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 £12,000 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

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 16 years of age on or before 1 July in the year of proposed entry to the course and been in education to Key Stage 4. Students must possess one of the following:

Four GCSEs at grade C or above (in some circumstances, applicants with a qualifications profile equating to 12 points with a minimum of three GCSEs at grade C or above will be accepted);
Applicants to BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and Engineering must have a GCSEprofile which includes Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent qualification which includes Essential Skills Level 2 in Numeracy;
BTEC First Diploma or Certificate (with a qualification profile equivalent to 12 points or above);
NVQ Level 2 in a relevant subject area;
Leaving Certificate (a profile equivalent to 12 points of which three subjects must be at grade C3 or above at ordinary level).


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Applications for this course MUST be made through the following link:

Contact Information

Chris Brown, tel: 028 9026 5382 or email: [email protected]