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Construction Management Higher Apprenticeship Level 4

This Higher Apprenticeship has been developed to meet the needs of individuals working within building and civil engineering, highways and maintenance repairs, residential developments, conservation and demolition and tunnelling. The job role can include working on built environment projects assisting the Site Manager to manage staff and budgets, ensuring contract is delivered on time and to programme, responsible for hiring staff, deliveries and quality management and costs.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need an Advanced apprenticeship in a Construction Subject or a BTEC Level 3 in Construction or Civil Engineering.

Other requirements: Employment in Technical & Professional/management element of the Construction Industry.

Course content

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, including:

  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction information (Drawing, detailing, Specification)
  • Surveying, measuring & Setting out
  • Mathematics for construction

Assessment methods

Assessment will take place in the workplace, through observation and the completion of a portfolio. At College, there are written assignments for each unit, and a selection of exams.


You will gain the following qualifications:

Higher National Certificate in Construction & the Built Environment Level 4


  • CSKills Awards Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion of this Higher Apprenticeship you can undertake a Degree in a Construction related subject.

Career progression: Construction Site Manager or supervisor.

Additional information

Steel toe capped boots, a high-viz vest and usual study stationary will be required.

Course Information & How to Apply

To start this Apprenticeship you will need to be employed in a relevant job role – visit the Apprenticeships section of our website, where you can view our Apprenticeship vacancies. For further information or queries you can email us or call 01234 291747.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years Flexible In College – 1 day per week Apprentices do not have to pay a fee to study, however the employer may be required to pay depending on their Levy entitlement/age of the candidate. For further information call 01234 291747. Cauldwell Street C1845


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

Next steps

To be eligible for an apprenticeship you must either be employed on a full-time contract by an employer willing to support your training or have an offer of employment as an apprentice. Bedford College can help you find a job role with an employer if you don’t already have one.

» Find out more and how to apply

Bedford College actively seeks to promote equality of access to education and training and to provide support where appropriate. Employers are made aware that apprentices have the same rights to protection against discrimination, harassment and victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 as employees. 

Apprentices who have disclosed a disability covered by Equality legislation have the right to request reasonable adjustments in the workplace. We will work with employers to ensure that appropriate adjustments are agreed and established to facilitate this.

At the College we provide additional support for students and apprentices who have a specific learning difficulty or disability.

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