Level 1 Civil Engineering Course in Newcastle | Nacro Education

Civil Engineering Level 1

Course code: C003576

Course overview

This course will give you the opportunity to progress into the engineering and construction industry. You will be treated as an industry professional from the start, taking control of your projects – drawing up plans and making models of buildings. You will visit construction sites to see how plans are put into action. Our expert tutors will help to give you a firm foundation to build your career onto.

What will I learn?

You will learn the theory in our Newcastle centre alongside some practical sessions and on the job training. You will be in control of your projects and will draw up plans and models for buildings using industry guidance.

This is all supported by teaching from experts and visits to in-progress build sites to see how the plans you make are put into action, before replicating the work back in centre using new found knowledge of project scaling. During the course, every student will work with CPJ to fill an entry level role within the construction industry, which suits their strengths and interests, with a clear plan for progression.


• Defining a sustainable construction project
• Roles in construction project teams
• Producing a technical Design and sharing information
• Planning permission, costing and presenting a sustainable building project


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills whilst being observed by your tutor.

Work experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and you will get an interview for a job on completion. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

During the course, every student will work with our partners at CPJ group to fill an entry level role within the construction industry, which suits their strengths and interests. On successful completion of the course and work placement there is an opportunity to progress into employment.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Newcastle Education Centre is designed to accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

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Our Civil Engineering Level 1 course at Newcastle has been crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational training.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment opportunities to gain insight and additional knowledge.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a level 4 or above.

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