Degree Apprenticeship Undergraduate: BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Civil Engineer

Accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM)


Develop a full range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to pursue a fulfilling career in civil engineering with our Joint Board of Moderators accredited Civil Engineer Degree Apprenticeship. Study for an honours degree in Civil Engineering while you work, with no tuition fees.

Course highlights

  • The opportunity to achieve professional Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status through ICE
  • Study while you work, with no tuition fees
  • Work-based approach allows you to deliver impact in the workplace as you learn

This JBM accredited apprenticeship is ideal if you want to pursue a career in civil engineering or build on your existing experience and gain a formal university qualification. Successful completion of the course gives you the opportunity to achieve professional Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Key facts

An apprenticeship is a job with training, combining practical experience with academic learning.

At least 20% of your contracted working hours will be classed as 'off-the-job'. This time will be dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to meet the requirements of the apprenticeship, and therefore is not part of your usual work duties.

The off-the-job learning will be delivered through online University-led learning sessions and activities, one-day workshops, and practical learning experiences in your usual work setting.

Our Civil Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is delivered online in a blended format with teaching weeks on our Chelmsford campus, supported by online materials and resources.


You will be assessed at the end of each module you undertake (on-programme assessments) which will contribute towards the final award of your qualification.

You will also undertake an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete your apprenticeship when all on-programme assessments have been successfully passed.

The Initial Professional Development is an employer formal training plan which you can use to record your experiences online. The Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) can access your records and sign off achievement levels for each attribute.

The End Point Assessment is aligned with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Professional Review for Incorporated Engineer. This is a substantial piece of work that includes Initial Professional Development (a period of supervised professional practice, delivered against a formal training plan), along with a rigorous final assessment (the Professional Review) which will typically take a further 8-12 months to complete in addition to the duration of the degree.


Accredited by the JBM

This course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators which comprises of The Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers and together represent some 100,000 of the world's leading professional engineers.


Our work-based course ensures that it meets the need of the industry and is adaptable to a range of employers and roles. Successful completion of the apprenticeship will provide a broad range of skills to be able to work in areas including sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics (engineering behaviour of earth materials), materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.

As a Civil Engineer you could work in public and private sector organisations including local authorities, central government departments and agencies, engineering consultancy practices, contracting firms and research and development organisations.

In addition to the person specifications that have been set out by your employer, these are the entry requirements for the course.

  • Employment in a suitable role on a permanent contract exceeding 30 hours per week
  • Employer support to undertake this course, with a confirmed, assigned supervising Civil Engineer
  • Confirmed eligibility to be funded as an apprentice as set out within the ESFA’s Funding Rules
  • A completed Initial Needs Assessment Form
  • Evidence of Level 2 qualifications in 4 subjects including Maths and English e.g. GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (Grade B/5 for Maths), Functional Skills, or ESFA-approved equivalents*
  • Evidence of at least 96 UCAS Tariff points at Level 3 e.g. A Levels, BTEC National Certificate/Diploma (or equivalent)**

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