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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Advanced Apprenticeship within the Professional Construction Academy allows you to gain the technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with the functional and personal skills, required for your immediate job and future career.


You will gain these skills through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context.


This Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of an approved framework.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths (Grade 5 or above), and Science.
  • Or - An Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard. And GCSE English and Maths (Grade 5 or above).

Course Content

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed over a two-year period via assignments, observations, practical abilities, witness testimonies and off-site competencies within the workplace.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may need to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for when you are working out of College premises. The extra costs will be discussed with you during induction.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship, HNC or Foundation Degree or to any further specific training as required by your employer.  Ultimately you can take your studies to degree level.


This programme can pave the way for rewarding careers in building or quantity surveying, site management, project management, estimating or buying.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Nigel Duffus

Nigel Duffus

College knowledge vital to plan career as a surveyor

Apprentice surveyor Nigel Duffus says Derby College is providing the vital skill base he needs to help fulfil his career dreams. Nigel, 22, is in the second year of his Level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment, and third year of four as an apprentice with property management company Derby Homes. He said the course was laying foundations to help him decide which area of property surveying, and possibly in the long-term architecture, he would like to specialise in. Nigel said the college course gave him a broad view of surveying while the workplace provided skills specific to his workplace.

The college is very learner-friendly – you get access to all the support and facilities you need to help reach your goals.


I'd like to progress onto a level four and go as far as I can on the academic side, as a foundation for a long-term career.
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