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Technical & Professional Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

This apprenticeship is aimed at those who have been employed as apprentice site technicians. The Construction Contracting Operations pathway of this apprenticeship will enable you to develop the skills, knowledge and competence required to carry out the duties of this role in the workplace. The programme is designed to cover the skills and knowledge of a wide variety of construction site and office duties, such as estimating, buying, planning and technical support. Our courses have an excellent reputation with employers and help you to develop renewable technology construction skills that will put you at the forefront of the job market.

Entry requirements

Grade requirements: You will need to have GCSE grades A*- C in English and maths, or equivalent.

Previous construction based qualifications or experience with the construction sector is desirable but not essential. 

Other requirements: You must have a keen interest in the technical and professional element of the construction industry.

Course content

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

  • Construction and the environment
  • Science and materials
  • Construction technology and design
  • Mathematics in construction
  • Construction technology and design
  • Surveying in construction
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design

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:

Construction & The Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Diploma


  • Construction Contracting Operations Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in English and maths

Further study and career options

Further study: On successful completion you could progress on to the Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Site Management at Bedford College. 

Career progression: You will have more advanced skills to progress on to a role as a site or office based construction technician.

Additional information

You will need steel toe capped boots, a high viz vest and usual study stationary. 

The College part of this apprenticeship will start in September, however you will be able to start the work based learning element at any time throughout the year.

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 C1708


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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