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Construction Technical & Professional Advanced Apprenticeship - Diploma Level 3 at Redcar & Cleveland College

Course description

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their Employer. The Apprentice is equipped with theoretical knowledge combined with hands on practical experience which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. It is for Individuals aged 16 years or over and who are employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the construction industry.

Course content

Apprentices complete all 5 components of the Apprenticeship Framework which includes:

  • A competency based qualification that enables the demonstration and improvement of practical skills in a workbased environment.
  • A knowledge based qualification which focuses on the theory behind the subject.
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR) which covers the rights and responsibilities needed to be complied with at work.
  • Personal, Learning & Thinking Skills (PTLS), the behavioural skills needed in the workplace.
  • Functional skills in Maths & English dependent on the level and area of the Apprenticeship.

Mandatory Units include:

  • Operate health, safety and welfare systems in construction.
  • Prepare programmes and schedules of work in construction.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships of personal development in construction.

Optional Units include:

  • Surveying, Measurement & Estimating.
  • Graphical Detailing.
  • Drawings/CAD.
  • Site Management

Entry requirements

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Be in paid employment for a minimum of 30 hours a week within the building industry trade (with qualified supervision).
  • Have satisfactorily completed a Basic Skills Assessment (this can be completed in college).
  • Passed GCSEs in English and Maths grade ā€œCā€ or above, or be willing to achieve Level 2 Functional skills in English, Mathematics within a set time period.


Apprentices predominantly learn in the workplace, although there will be occasions where attendance to college will be necessary for workshops, training testing etc. Knowledge Units will be assessed and marked within the College (both written and on-line exams). Competence Units will be assessed in the work place with an assessor visiting you in your workplace, at regular agreed intervals (Portfolio reviews and Direct Observations).

Future opportunities

You may wish to progress onto Professional qualifications or train as an Architect, Land surveyor, Quantity Surveyor, Draughts Person (CAD) or into Site Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redcar & Cleveland College directly.

Last updated date: 03 August 2016

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