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Standard: Level 3

Course Length: 36 months

Course Description: 

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.

Site engineering – operating quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk Management procedures and checking specified technical aspects of site activities.

This programme contains two sub sections depending on the nature of the learner's employer i.e. Civil Engineering (CET) & Construction and the Built Environment (DET). The Learners will gain a broad understanding of Technologies and materials used in modern day construction, Site surveying, and setting out skills alongside with subject-specific mathematics, Manual and CAD Drawing skills, Health & safety in Construction, Building Regulations, Resolving challenges in construction projects, Advance mathematical skills, etc.  Curriculum intent: (7 Mandatory and 3 Optional by discussion and reflective of apprentice job role)

Course Profile

Career Pathways


When you have achieved this qualification, you have a choice of going on to further learning, progressing on to higher qualifications such as:

  • Level 6 BSc (Hons) Surveying and Mapping Science
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering 
  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering.          

Learners can apply to University to study a range of qualifications within the construction and Built Environment sector;

  • Architectural Design Technology
  • Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture

Job Opportunities


With experience, you can lead a team of technicians or go into other project management roles.

You can also specialise in particular areas of the job, like working on highways, rail or energy sector projects.

  • CAD Technician
  • Auto CAD Designer
  • Structural Revit Technician
  • CAD Detailer
  • Design Engineer
  • Metalwork Designer
  • Engineering Designer