Course details

Course length

Minimum of 2 to 3 and a half years

Lecture/workshop days - dates/times

The apprenticeship incorporates a part-time day release honours degree (other study modes negotiable) with on-campus teaching at the University and online delivery through University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

Course description

Studying for a Civil Engineering Site Management Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Derby provides access to Gold-rated teaching, exceptional specialist facilities and a practical course designed to promote capability and competence within the civil engineering field.

We’ve invested over £12 million in industry-focused laboratories, including those dedicated to structures, geotechnics, hydraulics, concrete and materials testing, with substantial equipment used in advanced geomatic surveying.

Apprentices will benefit from on-the-job practical training and degree-level academic learning, including a significant online element. An online portal enables employers to track apprentice progress, including assessment and monitoring data.

A young male stands next to an older male on an outdoor construction site, both in high viz and hard hats

Who is this course for?

Our apprenticeship programme is suitable for individuals who currently hold a site management, sub-agent or section engineering role. It may also benefit those in roles involved with the management of civil engineering and infrastructure projects based on sites or in offices.

At the University of Derby, we’re continuously developing our apprenticeships portfolio. We’re keen to work with companies in the region that are interested in degree programmes associated with job roles in engineering, technology and computing. Contact Angela Dean on +44 (0)1332 593176 to discover more.

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Structure, certificates and assessment

A degree will form part of the whole programme of study for the Civil Engineering Site Management Degree Apprenticeship. There are three phases:

  • Level 5: Science Maths Engineering Construction
  • BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering (year 1)
  • Behaviour Development
  • Level 5/6: Developing knowledge in Civil Engineering and Site Management
  • BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering (year 2)
  • Specialisation and job role behaviours aligned to IEng (year 2)
  • Level 6: Advanced concepts and practice (includes Final Year Project)
  • BSc(Hons) Civil Engineering (year 3)
  • Specialisation and job role behaviours aligned to IEng (year 3)

The apprenticeship runs over a minimum of three to three and a half years and incorporates a part-time day-release honours degree (other study modes negotiable) with on-campus teaching at the University and online delivery through University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

All apprenticeships include two induction modules, one at Level 4 - Working and Learning: Higher Education in the Workplace (Engineering and Technology) and one at Level 6 – Working and Learning: Developing Learning Agility (Engineering and Technology). Apprentices would expect to attend the University on a day-release basis for 28 days each year or by other study methods if negotiated with an employer.

Apprentice Study Modes

Degree Apprenticeship Civil Engineering Site Management

  • Applied Mathematics 2
    Autumn
    20 Credits
  • Geology and Soil Mechanics
    Autumn
    20 Credits
  • Structural Design and Assessment 2
    Spring
    20 Credits
  • Fluids and Drainage Engineering
    Spring
    20 Credits
  • Project and Safety Management*
    Spring
    20 Credits
  • Surveying 2
    Spring
    20 Credits

* Module offers UDOL option

  • Independent Study and Professional Development*†
    (Construction or Management related)
    Through
    40 Credits
  • Geotechnics 3
    Autumn
    20 Credits
  • Structural Design Project
    Autumn
    20 Credits
  • Civil Engineering Construction Management*†
    Spring
    20 Credits
  • Site Management
    Spring
    20 Credits

* Module offers UDOL option
† Include work-based learning assessment option

Delivery of Programme - Year 1

 

  • Applied Mathematics 2
    Level 5
    20 Credits
  • Project and Safety Management*
    Level 5
    20 Credits

* Module offers UDOL option

  • Structural Design and Assessment 2
    Level 5
    20 Credits
  • Surveying 2
    Level 5
    20 Credits
  • E-portfolio development
  • REVIEW
  • E-portfolio development
  • EPA

Benefits

This apprenticeship includes a degree in BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering.

Entry requirements

Direct entry at Level 5 (if allowed within the Levy) will require recognition of prior learning equivalent to Level 4 of the degree. Minimum academic qualifications will be the completion of the Level 4 Construction Technician Standard; EngTech TMICE status; HNC in Civil Engineering at Merit level or equivalent qualifications and relevant experience plus five GCSEs at Grade A-C including Mathematics, English Language and Double Science or equivalent qualification. Individual employers will also set their own selection criteria.

As the course requires achievement to Level 6, a high level of mathematics will need to be demonstrated.

Fees and funding

Employers

Cost of the apprenticeship will normally be in line with the funding band £24,000 but individual agreements will be considered depending on student numbers and involvement of employers.

Apprentices

Fees will be paid by your employer with Government-funded support or through the Apprenticeship Levy.

How to apply

For more information call +44 (0)800 001 5500 or email apprenticeships@derby.ac.uk

Applications to this apprenticeship will need to be made through the employer.

Contact details

 
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Apprenticeship Hub apprenticeships@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)800 001 5500