Civils Apprenticeship Framework - Level 3 (out of centre learner)

SKU: GEN2/A/012

Course Aim:

This course is ideal for candidates looking to start or develop their career in civil engineering. The Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to gain an nationally recognised qualifications whilst gaining work experience in the industry. 

Student Pre-Requisites:

The entry requirement for this apprenticeship will typically be 5 GCSEs at Grade C or the new grading equivalent including English and maths.  Students are also required to pass a Gen2 aptitude test.


Course Duration:

Typically this apprenticeship will take 24 months.  



Students are with their employer from day one and will study their taught components at an agreed Gen2 centre. This training will take place at a Gen2 centre based in West Cumbria, Carlisle or Furness.The students are visited by a Gen2 assessor in the workplace approximately every four to six weeks to assess their competence and monitor progress.

 Programme Components:

The programme delivered through Gen2 will consist of:

  • Completion and achievement of a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations – General
  • Training and assessment against BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the built Environment
  • Regular performance reviews undertaken by the employer and Gen2
  • Development of a portfolio of evidence including reports, assignments, and evidence of tasks undertaken.
  • Observations by the Gen2 assessor
  • Ongoing professional discussions between apprentice and assessor relating to workplace competence and knowledge.
  • Feedback from line manager, direct reports and peers including 180/360 degree feedback approaches 


Delivery Plan and Commitment:

The qualification requires 20% of time from the student’s normal working week to be committed to the qualification for the duration of the programme. This time must be away from normal work duties and will be achieved as follows:

  • The learner with attend a Gen2 centre, 2 days per month for their technical certificate (total 36 days).

  • 4-6 weekly assessment sessions (half day each) throughout the programme to consolidate training and support portfolio development (up to 13 days). These sessions are pre-arranged at mutual convenience
    with assessor, employer and student at the employers premises.

  • Ongoing work towards achieving the required standards of this apprenticeship including mentoring sessions, professional discussions, study time, employer organised training, site visits and maintaining a CPD log.


Qualification Gained:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations – General
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Built Environment
  • Minimum Level 2 English and maths
  • Employee rights and responsibilities

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