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Construction Apprenticeship Level 3 at British Army Apprenticeships

Course description

The Army has the largest apprenticeship programme in the country, with about 95 per cent of new soldiers taking part and over 8,000 completing their apprenticeship training each year. Army apprenticeships are part of a nationally recognised scheme, giving soldiers the chance to work for an employer at the same time as studying for a relevant, work-based qualification.

Each apprenticeship fits in with military training and is closely related to a soldier’s Army role, so as well as becoming a better soldier, they are working towards a qualification that will be valued by civilian employers. Apprenticeships in the Army are delivered on full pay.

Course content

The aim of apprenticeships is to provide training that is closely linked to a job, so the apprenticeships offered reflect whatever Army role is chosen.

New programmes to fit with Army training are being developed all the time.

Entry requirements

Apprenticeships are generally started during Army training. If a soldier’s literacy and numeracy skills still need some work, the Army will help them reach the right standard. All they have to do is meet the entry requirements set by their chosen Regiment or Corps.


Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to two A-level passes.

These apprenticeships apply to the Army’s technical trades. Advanced apprentices gain the relevant technical certificates through their trade training as well as an NVQ Level 3 and key skills. To qualify for an advanced apprenticeship, five GCSEs at grade C or above are required. Alternatively, a Level 2 Army apprenticeship is acceptable.

An Army apprenticeship is only the start. Every job in the Army offers the opportunity to progress to gain professional skills leading to higher qualifications, including full Bachelors and Masters degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact British Army Apprenticeships directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2015
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  • Start date: Next September


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