The FdSc Civil Engineering Practices is a new qualification which embeds the key principles of the Higher Level Apprentices (HLA) in Construction Site Engineering Technician. Alongside embedding these key competencies, the degree has undergone a vast range of industry collaboration. The purpose of the foundation degree is to create a well-rounded individual, who has an in-depth understanding of the Civil and Construction Industry, the challenges within this vocation and someone who has an ability and the knowledge to create solutions for complex engineering problems. The degree includes the following engineering and construction disciplines:
• The Construction and Civil Engineering Sector (infrastructure and trends)
• Health and Safety (including minor works and links to being granted an access card)
• Surveying (a wider range of land, ground and building)
• Structures including an in-depth investigation into geotechnics
• Strategic planning and project management
• Mathematical and ICT Solutions
• Quantity surveying including practical application.
The programme intends to develop independent and critical engineers and planners who are able to apply their knowledge and practical skills in a range of civil engineering contexts to help progress their career as a technician, engineer or a project worker within the civil and construction industry. Students will develop an understanding of how the civil engineering sector works as an integrated, complex system in order to take proactive actions and decisions to ensure the UK (and Globally) continues to grow and develop. It will include involvement in aspects of:
• The construction, installation, renewal, enhancement and modification of key projects.
• Fault finding and diagnosis, maintenance and replacement of a range of complex systems and components.
• Ensuring structures are designed, planned and constructed in a safe, price sensitive and sustainable way.
Higher Level Apprentices (HLA) need to achieve the work-based competencies as documented in the apprenticeship standards. Students enrolled on the Higher-Level Apprenticeship (HLA) will also meet the requirements for registration as an engineering technician (EngTech) by the relevant professional engineering institutions. End-point Assessment (EPA) will be carried out by ICE
This course runs on the following dates:
Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duration: 2 Years
Venue: The Rail Academy, Gateshead