Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering BEng (Hons)

Degree Apprenticeship

Civil Engineer - Level 6

Civil engineering is everything you see that's been built around us. It's about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more.

Benefits to the apprentice

  • Earn as you learn: full time employment while you study and no student debt as the degree is paid for by your employer
  • Accelerate your career
  • Develop into a professional role
  • Designed with flexibility to guide and shape your career.

Benefits to the employers

  • Enhance your workforce, addressing any skills and knowledge gaps
  • Attract new high calibre talent, particularly in harder to fill roles
  • Develop staff throughout their career through continual professional development
  • Improve staff retention and loyalty by providing them with a job, professional development, professional accreditation, and a high quality degree.

Read more information for employers

What does the programme lead to

Civil Engineers provide technical and management input to develop design solutions for complex civil engineering problems. They will work as part of a team of engineers and other construction professionals through all lifecycle stages of development, design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of civil engineering infrastructure.  A Civil Engineer will be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas including sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics (engineering behaviour of earth materials), materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.  A Civil Engineer might work in public and private sector organisations including local authorities, central government departments and agencies, engineering consultancy practices, contracting firms and research and development organisations.

Professional qualifications

This degree apprenticeship pathway is not currently accredited. The university will be applying for accreditation of this apprenticeship pathway from the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers.

PROGRAMME DELIVERY

UCLan works with employers to design and deliver degree apprenticeships and establishes the content and delivery of a programme according to their needs on an individual basis.

UCLan is committed to the principle of an apprenticeship being the development of an individual into a role of which the course is one component. What and how this is delivered is designed with the employer through the tailoring of delivery both mode and content.

Information for apprentices

AWARD TYPE: BEng (Hons)
LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September 2020
LOCATION/CAMPUS: Preston
DURATION: 6 Years

FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.

How you can access the programme

Contact our course enquiries team on 01772 892400 or email cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk.

If you are already in a relevant job role, talk to your manager or your employer and share the programme information with them. They may be willing to support you through the Apprenticeship. Contact our Business Development team on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk for support.

Entry Requirements

Degree and Higher Apprenticeships have flexible entry requirements. We work closely with the employer and apprentice to consider previous qualifications and experience. This may also include consideration of year of entry.

Vacancies

You can register with the government Find Apprenticeship Service to receive updates on all Degree Apprenticeships.

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Course Content

Level 4

  • Engineering Analysis
  • Civil Engineering Design and Technology
  • Civil Engineering Hydraulics and Materials
  • Civil Engineering Structures and Geotechnics.

Level 5

  • Management and Project Planning
  • Structural Analysis and Element Design
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Engineering Analysis B
  • Civil Engineering Design and CAD
  • Hydraulic Engineering and Materials.

Level 6

  • Engineering Design Project
  • Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Engineering Dissertation
  • Project Management & BIM.

Learning Environment and Assessment

UCLan has an extensive array of learning resources both on and off campus. For those off campus there are many resources:

  • Electronic resources including e-journals and e-books
  • Search by Subject guides to help access journals and books, etc
  • Online access to other libraries and information services (perhaps closer to home) through local and national schemes such as Sconul Access.
  • Inter-Library Loans Service
  • Information Skills training programme
  • Access to IT help and advice from LIS Customer Support
  • The Remote Access services allow students to access their UCLan network account, the library's electronic resources and some core software applications from their own computer as if they were on-campus.

End Point Assessment

The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.

Read further information about EPA

Information for Employers

Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.

AWARD: BEng (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Civil Engineer - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: Maximum funding: £27,000
View more information on Levy and Non-levy paying organisations and eligibility.

Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.

How to access the programme

Contact our Business Development Team:
Telephone: 01772 895500, email: uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

Further Information about Degree Apprenticeships

Important Information

Contact Us

This course is based in the School of Engineering
For more information, contact Business Development on 01772 895500 or email uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

Standard

The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.

Course Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2019 Entry |
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.

Further Information for students

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