Course details may be subject to change.
This apprenticeship programme aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to pursue a career in Construction and the Built Environment.
You will attend college on a day-release basis to study modules such as construction principles, design, technology, and management, whilst also being employed and working as an apprentice in the construction industry.
The minimum academic entry criteria to the course are:
- At least five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
- Or a related BTEC qualification at Level 2.
In addition to the above, you will be required to have maths and English Language qualifications at a minimum of Level 2 before commencement of the course.
What are the next steps?
You will be invited to meet the course tutor. Please bring evidence of relevant qualifications and proof of ID, e.g. passport, driving license or birth certificate.
This apprenticeship aims to prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector. You will work alongside professionals, and learn how to adapt to an ever-changing world.
You will study the following mandatory units:
- Construction Principles
- Construction Design
- Construction Technology
- Health and Safety in Construction
- Surveying in Construction
- Graphical Detailing in Construction
- Building Regulations and Control in Construction
And the following optional units:
- Management of a Construction Project
- Site Engineering for Construction
- The Housing Industry
Modules are subject change.
You will also be assessed on the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship standard. You will develop a portfolio that demonstrates and provides evidence to support your learning.
Times of Delivery
Your timetabled lessons will be on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 9am-7pm.
A full timetable will be confirmed at the start of term.
Any times indicated are based on current courses and may be subject to change in future years. Full timetables will be confirmed at the start of each course.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching and learning strategies will include the following:
- Academic Tutorials
- Site visits
- Group work
- Practical work
Units will be assessed using:
- Internally set assessments
- Written reports
- External exams
- Evidence of learning in a portfolio
- Professional discussions
- Direct observations
- Q&A sessions
- Mock assessments
End Point Assessment
The final assessment to complete your apprenticeship qualification is an End Point Assessment (EPA) which must be passed to achieve the full qualification.
We have many strong links to provide you with opportunities to further your knowledge, such as guest speakers and visits to industry.
You will be expected to work within the industry and will attend college on a day release basis.
On completion of the apprenticeship, you could progress to study a Higher Apprenticeship or HNC at New College Durham.
You may choose to apply to study a relevant course at university.