Built Environment (Building Studies) Advanced Apprenticeship – P0227

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Course Overview

The Construction and the Built Environment Principal Learning provides a programme of applied and practical learning which introduces learners to the fabric of the world in which we live and its impact on individuals and communities. This Principal Learning gives learners the opportunity:
– To acquire knowledge of the construction and built environment industries.
– The construction contracting apprenticeship covers all areas of technical support in building and civil engineering projects, including quantity surveying, estimating, buying, planning and setting out.

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

– Develop an understanding of planning requirements and their impact on the design.
– Recognise the properties and uses of construction materials.
– Explore the application of design principles and apply acquired knowledge to the design of a complex structure.
– Gain an understanding of groundwork’s, substructure, superstructure and external works.
– Become aware of the hazards and risks commonly encountered in constructing the built environment.
– Explore the contribution the built environment makes to the physical, spiritual and emotional well-being as well as the economic prosperity of individuals and the community.
– Be introduced to facilities management and other support services.

Year 2

To develop an understanding of the extent and significance of the built environment and of the activities which shape, develop and influence it. To develop skills relevant to the construction and built environment industries. The Principal Learning will enable learners to progress to further and higher education and future employment.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSE grades A-C

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed through an e-portfolio where you would gather your evidence through write-ups or photo evidence. A professional discussion between you and the assessor. Observations will be carried out by the assessor. A number of assignments to be completed.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Additional Costs

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


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

You could progress onto higher education at the College including a HND Diploma, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university which is supported by Leicester College.
Further Information
If you would like further information on this apprenticeship, then please call us on 0116 2242240 to discuss this further 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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