Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Taunton Campus

Who is the course for?

This Apprenticeship is for anyone looking to start or develop their career in construction. This Level 3 Advanced Technical Apprenticeship is an excellent opportunity to gain internationally recognised qualifications whilst gaining work experience in the industry. The course not only serves those working in full time employment within the industry, it is also a proven progression route to Higher Education. This may be a part time degree programmes at University or continuation at Bridgwater and Taunton College studying the Higher National Certificate.

What does the course involve?

The Apprenticeship framework will consist of the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment and an NVQ Diploma in Construction. A range of work specific pathways are available to suit individuals.

The BTEC element is covered within a day-release College programme, whilst the NVQ is competency based and linked to the workplace.

What makes this course special?

Working with some of the most well-known construction companies in the world, candidates will have the opportunity to gain experience and qualifications in a career that has fantastic opportunities for progression.

The course helps to develop a broad understanding of the whole construction industry and uses realistic scenarios to help the students apply this knowledge.  Most of the learners will progress onto university or further study within the college and continue their employment. The learners will develop report writing and presentation skills during the course which will help them to progress their careers. 

Placements/Work Placements

Candidates may already have an employer or may wish to apply for these vacancies on our website and via the National Apprenticeship website.

Entry Requirements

At least 5 GCSEs grades A* - C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics, or a Merit profile in a relevant level 2 qualification.

What are the assessment methods?

Some of the units are externally assessed by the awarding body but most of the course is assessed through a series of internally set assignments involving a combination of scenario based tasks linked to project work, practical exercises, timed tasks, individual study and presentations.  Your award can be achieved at a pass, merit or distinction level depending upon your performance in each subject.

How long is the course?

Two years.

What are the progression options?

This Apprenticeship is the first stepping stone for a career in construction. Starting as a technician, candidates have the opportunity to progress on to a HNC, Foundation Degree, Degree and ultimately Chartered Membership of the Institution of Builders (CIOB).

Awarding Body


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