Civil Engineering

SCQF level: 6
Starts: August 2018
Ends: April 2020
Delivered at Brechin High School
(For Brechin High School, Websters High School and Montrose Academy)
Year 1: 1/2 Day Tue 9am-1pm and Wed 2pm-4pm
Year 2: 1/2 Day Wed 9am-1pm and Tue 2pm-4pm

Delivered at Grove Academy

(For Grove Academy, Craigie High School and Morgan Academy)
Year 1: 1/2 Day Tue/Thur/Fri 2pm-4pm
Year 2: 1/2 Day Tue/Thur/Fri 2pm-4pm)

Entry requirements:
The Civil Engineering programme is designed for pupils starting their S5 year currently working towards or completed National 5 Mathematics or Physics and capable of progression to SCQF Level 6 Mathematics.  All applicants must have a good level of written and spoken English and demonstrate a real interest in Civil Engineering.

Course content:
Units include:
• National Certificate in Civil Engineering
• Maintain Professional Relationships and Practice in Built Environment Design
• Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.
• Bridge Design

Knowledge Delivered in a number of ways, practical workshop and laboratory sessions as well as during project and industry challenge tasks. The course content for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering covers the following topics: Civil Engineering Technology, Sustainability and Environmental Building Science, Construction Site Surveying, Computer Aided Design, Site Work and Project, Measurement and Costing, Substructure, Health and Safety, Mathematics and Materials.

In S5, pupils will study one day per week to develop their understanding of the values and principles that underpin programming before applying to practice whilst on work placement.  The NC course structure will develop the skills of investigating, analysing, evaluating and presenting information, as well as developing knowledge and understanding.

Activities in S6 with include extended work placement of 1 day per week undertaking real work projects (36 weeks), complete final NC component, further interview / career planning support and final assessment of SVQ units.

Progression opportunities:
A Foundation Apprenticeship can provide accelerated entry to a Modern Apprenticeship programme or to employment.
• Modern Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering or other construction technician area (SVQ level 3)
• HNC Civil Engineering
• HND Civil Engineering
• BEng Civil Engineering

Find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships at

Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting Kathryn Simpson at or 01382 834897
You can also speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).