Built Environment (Building Engineering Services) Higher Apprenticeship – C5299

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Course Overview

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. 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

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

Units covered on the course depending on the pathway selected include:
• Design and management principles
• Energy utilisation and efficiency
• Civil engineering construction
• Measuring, tendering and estimating
• Site surveying procedures 2
• Science and materials
• Health, safety and welfare

Year 2

BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to help students secure the knowledge
skills and behaviours needed to succeed in the workplace. They represent the latest
in professional standards and provide opportunities for students to develop
behaviours for work, for example by undertaking a group project, or responding to
a client brief. A student may even achieve exemption from professional or vendor
qualifications, or student membership of selected professional bodies, to help them
on their journey to professional competence.

Entry Requirements

A BTEC Extended Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma, a level 3 Advanced
Apprenticeship or two A Levels grade A* to E.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through a number of assignments you must complete. A e portfolio of evidence at the work place of write ups and photo evidence. professional discussion. Observations carried out my your assessor.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Additional Costs

Must wear PPE at all times at college and in the workshops


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.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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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Course and Career progression

The Level 5 qualification provides students with the opportunity to progress onto a range of
further undergraduate studies in construction management, building services and other related
disciplines- level 6 and 7 at University supported by Leicester College.
You can also complete the professional development training such as ILM and team management courses at Leicester College

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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