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Building Control Apprenticeship Training at Leeds College of Building

Course description

What's it all about?

This Building Control Apprenticeship is available to school leavers, those aged 16-18 and adults.

Building control officers carry out assessments of building projects and inspect site work for compliance with the Building Regulations. They may be employed by local authorities or as approved inspectors who advise on appropriate design solutions.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good commuication skills
  • The ability to work well in a team

How much could I earn?

Starting salaries can range from £21,000 to £26,000 a year. Experienced inspectors can earn between £27,000 and £38,000. Senior inspectors can earn up to £50,000 a year.

What qualifications could I achieve?

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Course content

What would I learn at College?

  • The underpinning mathematics and science related to construction and civil engineering
  • The technology of building construction
  • The principles of design in the built environment
  • How to calculate the cost of construction works and monitor the progress against the budget
  • Building suveying
  • Building regulations and control

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

All applicants will complete an assessment.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (grade 9-4) including English, maths and science.



Future opportunities

You could progress onto higher education at the College including a HNC/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university.

Further information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for vacancies.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 March 2018
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Apprenticeship Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 222 6023
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