Built Environment (Building Engineering Services) Higher Apprenticeship

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Course Overview

This apprenticeship is equivalent to university level learning. A Higher Level Apprenticeship will develop skills in applying critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve built environment and engineering problems. Use industry standards, appropriate codes of practice and work-based evidence. Develop personal and business skills, which will enable you to contribute to the demands of a professional environment. An apprenticeship is a job with training. You will be employed at least 30 hours a week, with 80% of your working hours in your day-to-day role, and the remaining 20% of your time engaged in training or study.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

Building services engineers are responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of systems in new and existing buildings, such as heating, lighting, water supplies, plumbing, control systems and fire, security and alarm systems. You will need the following skills and qualities: a careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, an understanding of mathematics and science and the ability to work well in a team.
The Higher Apprenticeship in Sustainable Built Environment provides vocational knowledge and skills necessary to those pursuing a career in a variety of disciplines including architecture, surveying, planning, maintenance, construction management, building services or civil engineering.

You will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve built environment and engineering problems using industry standards, appropriate codes of practice and work-based evidence thereby developing personal and business skills which will enable you to contribute to the demands of a professional environment.
There are three pathways available so you can specialise in construction and the built environment, building services engineering or civil engineering.
Sixteen modules are required to complete the HND.
Some of the units covered on the course depending on the pathway selected include:
Design and management principles
Energy utilisation and efficiency

Year 2

In year two you will cover the following modules:
Civil engineering construction
Measuring, tendering and estimating
Site surveying procedures
Science and materials
Health, safety and welfare
Programme Specifications

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.
You will need 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A*-C) including English, maths and science.
You must be employed within the trade area to be able to undertake this apprenticeship. You will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve built environment and engineering problems using industry standards, appropriate codes of practice and work-based evidence thereby developing personal and business skills which will enable you to contribute to the demands of a professional environment.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed with a number of:
Assignments
On-site assessments
NVQ portfolio evidence
Observations

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Additional Costs

Must wear PPE

Disclaimer

If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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If you are aged 19 or over there is no government funding available for this course. However you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for the course fee.

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What Happens Next

You can express your interest for this apprenticeship by completing a Leicester College application form or alternatively you can apply for one of our live apprenticeship vacancies via the College website. Our apprenticeships can also be found on the government’s apprenticeship site, gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. As with any other job application, if you are shortlisted then you will be invited for interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want.

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