Built Environment (Building Engineering Services) Higher Apprenticeship – P0228

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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

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
– Science and materials
– Health, safety and welfare
– BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to help students secure the knowledge skills and behaviours needed to succeed in the workplace.

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 an online package system where you will submit evidence of write up and photo evidence. You will have a professional discussion with your assessor and a number of observations will be completed by your assessor. You will also have to complete a number of assignments.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Additional Costs

You must wear PPE 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.
Further Information
If you would like further information on this apprenticeship, then please call us on 0116 2242240 to discuss this with our apprenticeship team.

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 an interview at the employer’s premises. You can apply for as many apprenticeship vacancies as you want.

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