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Built Environment Design Apprenticeship

  • Subject Area: Construction and the Built Environment
  • 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 should 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 Diploma, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university.


All applicants will be required to pass 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 Built Environment Design Advanced Apprenticeship is available to school leavers, those aged 16-18 and adults.

Design in the built environment falls into two pathways, architecture and civil & structural engineering. Architects design housing and small commercial and industrial buildings and projects whereas civil & structural engineers design large projects such as bridges, tunnels and motorways.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • A creative eye

What would I learn at College?

  • The underpinning mathematics and science related to construction and civil engineering
  • The technology of building or civil engineering appropriate to the pathway
  • The principles of design in the built environment
  • How to calculate the cost of construction works and monitor the progress against the budget
  • Surveying and setting out


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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