Civil Engineering


Glasgow Kelvin College, Springburn Campus


SCQF Level 6


Year 1
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Plus 1st week in June, if required (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.00pm)

Year 2
Tuesday 9.30am – 4.00pm at college,
Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm on work placement
(*May be subject to change)

Course Outline Entry Requirements Course Content Progression

Course Outline

Civil Engineers and Technicians play a pivotal role in society and are fundamental to all aspects of the built environment, from the design and construction of iconic structures to the provision of underground services.

This Foundation Apprenticeship course allows you to develop the skills required by modern professional Civil Engineering Technicians, and provides an insight to the many career options available. You will study the principles and practices utilised by engineers and consultancy teams working in the fields of renewable energy, roads and bridges, floods alleviation, commercial buildings, marine works and environmental protection.

As well as achieving a National Certificate (NC) in Civil Engineering, you will commence your SVQ level 3 Site Technical Support portfolio and you will gain valuable work experience whilst undertaking work placements. By the end of the programme, you will have completed common units of the Modern Apprenticeship and significantly enhanced your employability skills.

Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6 with minimum of one or more Highers and Nat 5’s. Essential criteria as follows:
• Achieved or working towards Higher Maths, Physics or Chemistry (A-C) by end of S6

Course Content

National Certificate in Civil Engineering
• Civil Engineering Materials
• Civil Engineering Project
• Civil Engineering Site Work
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Computer Aided Drafting: An Introduction
• Construction Site Surveying: An Introduction • Health and Safety in the Construction Industry • Mathematics: Craft 1
• Mechanics for Construction: An Introduction
• Mathematics for Construction technicians
• Construction Project Management: An Introduction • Sustainability in the Construction Industry

SVQ Level 3 Site Technical Support Portfolio (Part of)


• Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Disciplines
• HNC/D in Engineering related subjects
• University
• Graduate apprenticeship