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.
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.
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 programmes 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). Students 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
- Geology and Soil Mechanics
- Structural Design and Assessment 2
- Fluids and Drainage Engineering
- Project and Safety Management*
- Surveying 2
* Module offers UDOL option
- Independent Study and Professional Development*†
(Construction or Management related)
- Geotechnics 3
- Structural Design Project†
- Civil Engineering Construction Management*†
- Site Management
* Module offers UDOL option
† Include work-based learning assessment option
- This offers a degree which has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the Degree Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering, so qualifies for the Apprenticeship Levy.
- Graduates will undertake degree-level and on-the-job practical training, enabling them to contribute to the business at a strategic level before they graduate.
- The curriculum has been designed to reflect the latest developments in site management, civil, structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, surveying and transport infrastructure engineering within the construction and service industry so that graduates will have cutting-edge skills.
- Access for staff learners to the latest resources in engineering at the University including construction methods, site investigations, new and composite materials and latest computer-aided design (CAD) software.
This apprenticeship includes a degree in BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering.
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.
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.
Fees will be paid by your employer with Government-funded support or through the Apprenticeship Levy.
For more information call +44 (0)800 001 5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications to this apprenticeship will need to be made through the employer.