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Apprenticeship –  Construction Technical - Environment and Design Level 3

Programme Description


Construction is one of the largest industries in the UK with Construction in Wales set to grow faster than anywhere else in the country. Recent research by the Construction Industry Training Board estimates a substantial employment growth over the next five years. Many of these growth areas within the industry are providing exciting employment and career opportunities for construction technicians in a wide range of disciplines.

This apprenticeship framework is for learners who work in, or want to work in the construction and built environment sector as design technicians, who may be involved in producing design solutions, surveys, drawings and preparing tenders.

At a Glance

  Part Time

  24 Months

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features


This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn about how the buildings, infrastructure and landscape environments are created and maintained. Studying this qualification will open up the world of the built environment sector which covers all aspects of the creation of our towns and cities to ensure a sustainable future.

Programme Content


Level 3 NVQ Diploma Built Environment Design 601/2668/1

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment 603/0864/3

Essential Skills

Areas of study will include Construction principles, Construction designs, Health and Safety in Construction, Construction technology, surveying, graphical detailing and building regulations.

Progression & Employment


Successful completion of this apprenticeship  will provide progression to higher level qualifications to Include university courses and/or  higher apprenticeship programmes.

Many of those studying this qualification go on to trainee positions in the following roles – Construction design technicians including architectural technologists, building surveying, quantity surveying and project/construction  management roles.

Method of Assessment


  • NVQ – Portfolio of evidence
  • Higher National diploma – Written exam, Set tasks/Synoptic assessment
  • Essential skills – Online/centre based assessments

Additional Costs


Apprenticeships in Wales are fully funded, if eligible.

Entry Requirements


All apprentices must be of employed status and fully supported and endorsed by the employer and hold 5 or more GCSE's (or equivalent), at C or above grades including Maths and English.

Candidates will be required to complete Essential Skills Qualifications in Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy.

Apprenticeships are suitable for both new and existing employees.