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.

Funding and bursaries

Students under 19 will not have to pay fees providing you are legally in the UK. You may be able to access Bursary funding to help you with travel and meals depending on your personal circumstances.

Students aged over 19 may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. This will be discussed at enrolment.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but a passion and willingness to undertake work experience in preparation for a career in civil engineering.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Study Programme

Our personalised Study Programmes provide young people with the skills they need to move in to higher education, training, apprenticeships or employment. They are designed to challenge you positively and suit your aspirations. Our Study Programmes include a choice of vocational qualifications combined with essential English and Maths qualifications, enrichment activities and work experience. We partner with employers to ensure our learners gain the vital work-ready skills and knowledge needed to positively progress into the world of work.