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Foundation Apprenticeships - Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship a qualification for young people who wish to enter into construction environments. The qualification covers all the generic knowledge that everyone working in the field needs, and that all employers look for.

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.CIVIL ENGINEERING<br />

.FOUNDATION.<br />

.APPRENTICESHIP.<br />

Read on to find out how to get a head start<br />

in your career at West College Scotland


.HOW DOES IT WORK?.<br />

A <strong>Foundation</strong> Apprenticeship takes two years to complete,<br />

is the same level of learning as a Higher (SCQF level 6),<br />

and is one of your subject choices. As you work towards a<br />

qualification you will spend time out of school at college and<br />

with a local employer.<br />

.WHY DO IT?.<br />

Get the hands-on experience and skills that employers<br />

want<br />

• gain a qualification recognised by employers<br />

• work on real projects with local employers<br />

• Step into an exciting and growing industry that needs skilled<br />

people<br />

Broaden your options and get a head start in your career<br />

• Get a taste of your chosen career before you leave school<br />

while also getting your National 5s and Highers<br />

• Get option to apply accelerated entry to a Modern<br />

Apprenticeship after successfully completing your <strong>Foundation</strong><br />

Apprenticeship<br />

• Help your application and personal statement for college or<br />

university stand out from the crowd<br />

• Develop useful industry contacts and improve your job<br />

prospects after you leave school<br />

Try out a different way to learn out of the classroom and<br />

into a real workplace<br />

• Develop self-confidence, problem-solving and leadership skills<br />

• Meet people from other schools, college and the workplace<br />

• Take on more responsibility as a work colleague and team member


CIVIL ENGINEERING FOUNDATION<br />

APPRENTICESHIP– SCQF LEVEL 6<br />

The <strong>Civil</strong> <strong>Engineering</strong> <strong>Foundation</strong> Apprenticeship is a qualification for<br />

young people who wish to enter into construction environments. The<br />

qualification covers all the generic knowledge that everyone working in<br />

the field needs, and that all employers look for.<br />

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS<br />

Pupils should have achieved several National 5s including Maths &<br />

Physics and working towards Higher subjects.<br />

DAYS, TIMES & DELIVERY<br />

The course duration is over 2 years and would involve:<br />

• 2 afternoons a week for 2 years.<br />

• 1.30 - 4.30pm for 36 weeks<br />

August 2017 course days are:<br />

• Greenock Campus Wednesday and Friday<br />

• Paisley Campus Tuesday and Thursday<br />

• Clydebank Campus Tuesday and Thursday<br />

EMPLOYER INFO<br />

The following employers are supporting the foundation apprenticeship.<br />

• Clark Contracts<br />

• Inverclyde Council


COURSE CONTENT<br />

• <strong>Civil</strong> <strong>Engineering</strong> Materials<br />

• <strong>Civil</strong> <strong>Engineering</strong> Project<br />

• <strong>Civil</strong> <strong>Engineering</strong> Technology<br />

• Mathematics for Construction Technicians<br />

• Construction Project Management: An Introduction<br />

• Sustainability in the obstruction Industry<br />

There are work placement opportunities with local employers built<br />

into the programme and an additional SVQ unit to be completed which<br />

combines various Health and Safety units.<br />

PROGRESSION<br />

This course can prepare you for work in the areas of employment that<br />

deal with the construction environment e.g. bridges, motorways, roads<br />

and buildings.<br />

If you complete this course successfully and would like to undertake<br />

further college study, you can apply for:<br />

1. Modern apprenticeship with CITB<br />

2. HNC Construction Management<br />

INTERVIEW<br />

If you have the appropriate entry requirements, you will be interviewed<br />

for this course and this will involve:<br />

• A welcome and introduction from Head of Sector<br />

• A written exercise – Multiple Choice Health and Safety questions<br />

• A personal interview<br />

Your written exercise and personal interview will be graded to establish<br />

your suitability for the course.


.HOW TO.<br />

.APPLY.<br />

If you’re interested speak to your Guidance<br />

Teacher or your school’s Careers Adviser<br />

Register your interest at<br />

www.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/foundation-apprenticeship<br />

.DID YOU.<br />

.KNOW?.<br />

• civil engineering wages are well above the<br />

national average<br />

• if you like maths, design and technology,<br />

physics or chemistry, and computing, a career in<br />

engineering could be for you<br />

For more information on foundation<br />

apprenticeships visit www.apprenticeships.scot

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