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Highway Maintenance

Duration: 24 months
Structure: 18 weeks of training, at college and vis remote delivery; on-site journal and evidence of work experience completed through OneFile
Location: Inchinnan (Glasgow)
Start dates:
Continuous start dates available 

Download the delivery programme (PDF, 102KB)

This apprenticeship course is for people who want to gain a vocational qualification in road building and maintenance, while gaining industry experience.

You’ll learn a host of civil engineering principles, such as concreting, excavation activities, kerbing, modular paving and drainage, as well as the processes involved in health and safety, and levelling and setting out.

USER Cat 1 to 3 are available at an extra cost to employers POA 

Course content

The course will cover practical principles in:

  • Establishing work are protection 
  • Segregation of highway works
  • Locating and protecting utilities in the highway 
  • Excavation 
  • Reinstatement of highways  
  • Drainage 

You’ll learn basic skills, knowledge and awareness in:

  • Interpreting information
  • Estimating resources
  • Basic building methods
  • Building elements 

You’ll also focus on personal skills in:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Communication
  • Employment responsibilities and rights
  • Health and safety 
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Safe use of ladders
  • Manual handling 
  • Safe use of small plant
  • Teaching and assessment 

Teaching and assessment

18 weeks of training delivered over 24 months.

Week 1: Induction.

Weeks 2 to 15: Theoretical and practical training at NCC Inchinnan in two-week blocks.

Weeks 16 to 18: Final assessments

Qualifications you gain

  • SVQ Road Building and Maintenance SCQF Level 5

Methods of assessment

You’ll be regularly assessed using a range of methods, including written assessment, practical assessment, verbal questioning and presentation, and multiple-choice testing. You’ll also be required to complete college-based and site-based activity journals. You’ll be given clear, direct and constructive feedback to enable you to make progress and successfully complete the course.

Mandatory entry requirements

To help us assess your suitability for the course, you'll need to complete a skills learning exercise and possibly attend college for further tests.

Other information

The course involves:

  • strenuous physical activity
  • working at heights
  • wearing PPE/RPE
  • working to deadlines
Apply here - online application form

Need more information?

Contact one of our account managers

Jason Haslam

Or phone Course booking line: 0344 994 4433

After this course

Following completion of the Modern Apprenticeship, candidates should be able to work as a dry lining fixer in the construction industry.