This course is being delivered by a partnership between:
The course can be either be delivered over one or two years.
If selecting the "Short Term Delivery Model" which means it can be completed in 1 school year but due to the complexity of this course, it is likely that students will also require to use some of their holiday time in order to complete the required number of hours in the work placement part of the qualification.
Since the course can be completed within 1 school year, it is available to students in S5 or S6.
The two year delivery model means that the course is delivered over 2 academic years. The first year will concentrate on the delivery of the National Progression Award, which is classroom based. The second year will be working toward the SVQ modules within workplace placement provider.
As this course is over two years, it is available to only pupils in 5th year.
The Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering requires Pupils the opportunity to develop the skills required by modern professional Civil Engineering Technicians and provides an insight to the many career options available. They will study the principles and practices utilised by engineers and consultancy teams working in the field of renewable energy, roads and bridges, flood alleviation, commercial buildings, marine works and environmental protection through an NC in Civil Engineering at SCQF Level 6 and SVQ Construction Technical at SCQF Level 6. The total SCQF credit points achieved for the framework is 84.
This time is split between study with a training provider and a work placement with an employer,
The work placement element will be negotiated on a one-to-one basis with each student and, where it suits the student's timetable, a whole day placement may be organised rather than two afternoons.
Connor McGinley is doing his Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with West Dunbartonshire Council Working4U. Connor stated “Because it is half days, the load isn’t heavy which means juggling other subjects isn’t hard at all. I’ve actually done better in maths because of the maths in my FA as well.”
Connor Drake is doing his Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with West Dunbartonshire Council Working4U. Connor stated “ The Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering has furthered my education and I feel I have grown within this role. The course has gave me a better understanding of Civil Engineering and has furthered my experience of learning. I believe it will make it easier for future learning in different environments.”
Darren Graham is doing his Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering with West Dunbartonshire Council Working4U. Darren stated “ The Foundation Apprenticeship has shown me what the work environment is really like and has further expanded my knowledge of Civil Engineering. It has also helped me gain new relationships in and out of the work place”