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Construction Contracting Apprenticeship Advanced Level 3 at Southampton City College

Course description

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in the contracting aspect of the construction industry. As a construction contracting advanced apprentice you will help to secure building and refurbishment contracts. You will also help to manage projects through to completion, keeping them on time and within budget. Contracts could include: commercial office developments, public sector housing regeneration, or road or rail engineering works.

Suitable job roles

  • Construction or General Contractor
  • Construction Surveyor
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Planner

Course content

Duties typically include:

  • Meeting with clients to understand their needs
  • Put together estimates, including budgets and timescales
  • Preparing and presenting documents for tenders
  • Contributing to work planning
  • Briefing project teams, contractors and suppliers

Entry requirements

A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A-C in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.


As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southampton City College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2016

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