Level 3

Civil Engineering Technician


3 years


Rush Green


Flexible dates


Adult 19+



A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals.

These professionals might be working 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 such as sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.

You'll need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including Maths (at least grade B), English and Science - or their equivalents.

If you haven't achieved Level 2 English & Maths, you'll need to study Level 2 Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship.

Successfully complete the apprenticeship and you'll have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician.

You'll be able to register with the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body.

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