Built Environment
Design Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Construction and the Built Environment

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma
Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

2 - 3 years

Location:

North Street Campus

Cost:

Your employer should pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.


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Course overview

This Built Environment Design Advanced Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

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 apprentices need?

Good organisational skills, good problem solving skills, a creative eye.


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) including English, maths and science.

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment and be aged 16 or over, already be employed or have secured a work placement.

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

If you are aged 16-18 and unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.


What would apprentices 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.

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


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto an a higher education course including a HNC/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university, or you could seek employment.

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