Where will this course lead?

The occupation covered by this course is associated with the built environment where an apprentice will perform the role of Digital Engineering Technician. The role is to produce detailed solutions to achieve the optimum performance of built environment projects via digital models and presentations using software, sketches and electronic visualisations. The apprentices will typically support Digital Engineers or other functional specialists in completing complex tasks using digital engineering techniques, specifically:

- virtualisation and simulation of design, construction and management of assets
- digital measurement of design, production and management of assets
- communication of complex engineering principles to stakeholders digitally
- integration of construction data and information throughout the whole life cycle of the asset
- adherence to the standards and regulation of digital information

This apprenticeship standard will develop your knowledge and prepare you for an Industry role or for progression onto an HNC or HND or Degree level course.

What will I study?

For the Pearson BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

subjects you study include: - Six core units which are mandatory.

- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment
- Sustainable Construction
- Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
- Science and Materials in Construction
- Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
- Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering

You will study a further six specialist units which are selected to provide students with a broad knowledge of Civil Engineering, an example of which are:

- Graphical Detailing in Construction
- Computer aided Drafting and Design
- Surveying
- Measuring and Estimating in Construction
- Project Management
- Surveying

For the standard you will also be trained in specific skills and behaviors as set out in the standard.

How will this course be delivered?

This course will be delivered in partnership with your employer, one day in College at the Blossomfield Road Campus with the remainder of the week spent in your place of work under the direction of your employer.

The work in College it is predominantly classroom based with units such as the project taking place in a suitable location.

What qualifications will I get?

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an Engineering Technician by the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body.

You may also gain:

- Level 2 Functional Skills In Maths, English
- Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Technical Certificate)

How will I be assessed?

The part of your Apprenticeship that you follow at College is assessed through written assignments and practical observations. (Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

The part of your apprenticeship which is followed in the workplace will be reviewed during regular visits by a college reviewer.

Completion will be achieved my successfully passing the End Point Assessment with a relevant professional organisation Technician/Associate status through the following professional institutions. The professional review process is included in the assessment process for this Apprenticeship. The options are:

- Associate Construction Manager (ACIOB) - The Chartered Institute of Building
- Civil Engineering Technician (EngTech TMICE)- The Institution of Civil Engineers
- Technician Surveyor (AssocRICS)- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- Building Services Engineering Technician (EngTech LCIBSE) - The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
- Associate Technician (AIET) - The Institution of Engineering and Technology
-Professionally Qualified Architectural Technician (TCIAT) - Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

The EPA will include a project and structure interview in accordance with the requirements of the standard.

How do I get a place on the course?

In order to gain a place on this course, applicants must meet the entry criteria and attend a formal interview. All applications are to be submitted via the college website www.solihull.ac.uk/apply

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too. https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services

What are the entry requirements?

You must be employed as indicated above.

You need a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade A/8 - C/4 including Mathematics, English Language and ICT or an equivalent qualification such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction or Engineering at Merit or Distinction Level.

Mature students, over the age of 21, with a suitable background or experience may be accepted without formal qualifications.  If unsure please come and talk to us. Admission procedures are flexible and friendly.

All students will be invited to interview before an offer is made.

What else do I need to know?

This course is a part time program and you will be expected to attend 1 day per week between the hours of 9-6, timetables will be issued to successful applicants prior to induction and enrolment in September of the current Academic year.

It is beneficial but not essential to have employment or recent employment history in the sector.

How much will this course cost?

Levy paid by employer

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

There are no direct additional costs for this course but you may want to purchase some text books for further reading, a suggested reading list will be supplied at the beginning of your course. We have a wide selection of library books and electronic books for you to use for this course. You will be expected to supply your own stationery such as folders, paper and pens. A scientific calculator is required and a set of mathematical instruments including a protractor and compass. Connection to the internet is expected, but facilities are available at College to do this if necessary. You need to provide your own safety boots and High visibility jacket suitable for use on highways (i.e. yellow not orange). You will be expected to provide your own transport to site visits but these are usually local with the furthest to attend laboratory trips or local building sites

Additional costs

Costs depend on the direction and ambition of your work. We suggest budgeting approximately £250 for materials and work-books in the first year.

What can I do after this course?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you can:

- Continue with employment in the Industry


- Progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship, HNC/HND in Building Services, or a Foundation Degree in Construction.



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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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