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Building Control Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Subject Area: Building Services
  • Attendance: Apprenticeship
  • Qualification: Level 3 NVQ Diploma & Level 3 BTEC Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: 2 - 3 years depending on experience
  • Location: North Street Campus
  • Cost: Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


You could progress onto higher education at the College including a HNC/HND, Higher Apprenticeship or a degree at university.


All applicants will complete an assessment.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, mathematics and science.

You must be employed within the trade area to be able to undertake this Apprenticeship course.


What's it all about?

This Building Control Apprenticeship is available to school leavers, those aged 16-18 and adults.

Building control officers carry out assessments of building projects and inspect site work for compliance with the Building Regulations. They may be employed by local authorities or as approved inspectors who advise on appropriate design solutions.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good commuication skills
  • The ability to work well in a team

How much could I earn?

Starting salaries can range from £21,000 to £26,000 a year. Experienced inspectors can earn between £27,000 and £38,000. Senior inspectors can earn up to £50,000 a year.

What would I learn at College?

  • The underpinning mathematics and science related to construction and civil engineering
  • The technology of building construction
  • The principles of design in the built environment
  • How to calculate the cost of construction works and monitor the progress against the budget
  • Building suveying
  • Building regulations and control

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Further Information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the apprenticeship vacancy website.

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