What's covered?

All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentice's competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework. Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer Rights and Responsibilities.

The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate. The Higher Level Apprenticeship in the Sustainable Built Environment (Level 5) has been developed to allow employees of some of the top built environment organisations to be able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in the workplace through the NVQ Level 5 Diploma whilst at the same time extending their learning at college through the HND Construction and the Built Environment.

Accordingly, this course is designed for students who are already in full-time employment within the construction industry and who are seeking to further their career and gain an industry recognised qualification. It is delivered in partnership with employers to mix academic study with workplace learning and it equips students with the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to improve their performance and productivity both in technical and managerial work. It leads to one of the key qualifications in construction management and surveying disciplines.

What do you need?

Apprentice The Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) is specifically designed to meet the needs of candidates who have gained Level 3 qualifications (Advanced Apprenticeship) or those with appropriate prior experience of work in the sector. As a consequence the qualification is not suitable for younger (pre 18+) learners.

English and maths Apprentices must complete or have completed the English 'transferable skills' qualification and one Mathematical 'transferable skills' qualification to successfully complete their Apprenticeship. These qualifications equate to a GCSE grade C. Without evidence of these, Apprenticeship certificates cannot be awarded. More details will be given at interview.

Employer Your employer would be expected to train and support you in the workplace so you have the experience to be competent in all of the mandatory and chosen optional units.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed in the college as well as the workplace to ensure all the competencies are met. The range of methods include portfolio building and direct observation. You will have regular review meetings with your assessor and employer to support the achievement of the qualification.

How Long?

Up to 24 months

What course next?

Students who successfully complete their qualification may progress to study for the award of a vocational honours degree leading towards full membership of professional institutions

What could this lead to?

The course will also enable you to develop a wide range of employability skills through the emphasis on a vocational approach to teaching; and a focus on a range of technical and managerial knowledge and skills.

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Many students are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees on many of our courses, which can dramatically reduce the overall cost of the course. More information can be found on our course fee reductions page. Financial support, loans and instalment plans are also available to eligible students.

Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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