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Sustainable Built Environment Higher Apprenticeship

  • Subject Area: Construction and the Built Environment
  • Attendance: Apprenticeship
  • Qualification: Level 5 NVQ Diploma & BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: 1 to 3 years
  • Location: North Street Campus

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


The Level 5 qualification provides students with the opportunity to progress onto a range of further undergraduate studies in construction management, building services and other related disciplines.


A BTEC Extended Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma, a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or two A Levels grade A* to E. 

Alternative qualifications and appropriate experience may also be considered.

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


The Higher Apprenticeship in Sustainable Built Environment provdies vocational knowledge and skills necessary to those pursuing a career in a variety of disciplines including architecture, surveying, planning, maintenance, construction management, building services or civil engineering.

You will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve built environment and engineering problems using industry standards, appropriate codes of practice and work-based evidence therby developing personal and business skills which will enable you to contribute to the demands of a professional environment.

There are 3 pathways available so you can specialise in construction and the built environment, building services engineering or civil engineering.

Sixteen modules are required to complete the HND.

Some of the units covered on the course depending on the pathway selected include:

  • Design and management principles
  • Energy utilisation and efficiency
  • Civil engineering construction
  • Measuring, tendering and estimating
  • Site surveying procedures
  • Science and materials
  • Health, safety and welfare

Programme Specifications

Download: Building Services Pathway

Download: Civil Engineering Pathway

Download: Construction & Built Environment Pathway

Further Information

You will have the option to apply for a CSCS card and potential technician level membership for a variety of built environment professional institutes.

How to Apply

To apply for this course please complete the online Higher Apprenticeship application form. Which is located at the top of this page, you can also follow this link - application form.


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