What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
To undertake this course you will need to be employed within a construction office or construction site office as a technician involved in a variety of activities including surveying, planning & organising work and contracting. Assessment is based on the activities undertaken in the work place, along with supportive evidence from clients, employer, work based recorder and assessor. This course is run in conjunction with the Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.
What topics will I study?
This is a competence based course and all activities will be work related, and evidence collected will cover some of the following topics: -
What experiences will I get?
You will undertake projects in line with the course requirements as part of your job role within the workplace environment.
What are the entry requirements?
Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme. An interest in the industry is essential and you must be employed as a trainee construction technician.
What facilities are there?
The faculty has two IT suites as well as a Learning Centre with course appropriate text books. The construction centre also has a refectory. There is a Geo Technical Lab for a variety of practical activities as well as a survey store with the latest up to date surveying equipment.
What can the course lead on to?
You could go on to study at university level, for example, progressing to a Construction and the Built Environment Higher National Certificate (HNC) at Exeter College. This could then lead you to a full Construction and the Built Environment Degree at university.
Are there any additional costs?
A variety of text books will be required, as well as appropriate PPE. PPE should normally be supplied by your employer but if this isn’t the case, steel toe caps are a must!
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.
What will this training cost me?
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training - this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.