Construction Contracting Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

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About this apprenticeship

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in the contracting aspect of the construction industry. As a construction contracting advanced apprentice you will help to secure building and refurbishment contracts. You will also help to manage projects through to completion, keeping them on time and within budget. Contracts could include: commercial office developments, public sector housing regeneration, or road or rail engineering works.

Suitable job roles

  • Construction or General Contractor
  • Construction Surveyor
  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Planner


What you will learn

Duties typically include:

  • Meeting with clients to understand their needs
  • Put together estimates, including budgets and timescales
  • Preparing and presenting documents for tenders
  • Contributing to work planning
  • Briefing project teams, contractors and suppliers
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.


Entry requirements

A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.

Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
10/09/18 2 - 2 ½ years Main
Additional information

You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.

Employer Information

Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.

Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.