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Construction Technical Level 3 Apprenticeship at North Lindsey College

Course description

Apprenticeships are employment-led programmes designed for young people aged 16 to 24. You will have a job with a construction company where you will earn real wages and combine this with learning technical skills. You will also come to College to develop your skills and to learn the underpinning knowledge required.

This apprenticeship is for those people with higher academic grades who wish to enter the construction industry, but not wishing to learn one of the trade disciplines.

Course content

You will be working towards two qualifications:
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision, comprising of six mandatory units:
- Maintaining systems for health, safety, welfare and environmental protection in the workplace
- Assessing and recommending work methods for carrying out site operations in the workplace 
- Planning activities and resources to meet work requirements in the workplace
- Coordinating and organising the control of work in the workplace
- Controlling work progress against agreed programmes in the workplace
- Allocating and monitoring the use of plant, equipment or machinery in the workplace
- A further seven units based around your role in the workplace.

- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, comprising of six mandatory units and a further eleven optional units.

Entry requirements

- Minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths
- You must have already found employment with a suitable employer who is willing to support you through the apprenticeship programme. 

Assessment

Your NVQ Diploma will primarily be assessed by observation, written statements, oral and written questioning and completion of a portfolio of work based evidence. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to carry out assessments.

Level 3 Extended Diploma: You will achieve your qualification by completing graded assignments throughout the course, producing a portfolio of evidence. These will be marked by the teaching staff who are all registered assessors. Grades available are pass, merit, distinction and distinction*. The grading criteria are clearly identified on the assignment briefs.

Your progress on the programme will be reviewed a minimum of every 8 to 10 weeks. This is normally done in your workplace. Targets will be set that reflect your individual needs.

Future opportunities

On completion of an apprenticeship your career prospects will have significantly improved within the industry. Progression could be on to Higher Education HNC or HND.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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