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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Advanced Apprenticeship within the Professional Construction Academy allows you to gain the technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with the functional and personal skills, required for your immediate job and future career.


You will gain these skills through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise and embed new skills in a real work context.


This Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of an approved framework.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and maths (Grade 5 or above), and Science.
  • Or - An Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard. And GCSE English and Maths (Grade 5 or above).

Course Content

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed over a two-year period via assignments, observations, practical abilities, witness testimonies and off-site competencies within the workplace.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may need to purchase Personal Protective Equipment for when you are working out of College premises. The extra costs will be discussed with you during induction.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Higher Level Apprenticeship, HNC or Foundation Degree or to any further specific training as required by your employer.  Ultimately you can take your studies to degree level.


This programme can pave the way for rewarding careers in building or quantity surveying, site management, project management, estimating or buying.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Dean Wain

Dean Wain

Derby College helps apprentice Dean change career direction

Former apprentice plumber Dean Wain has his sights set on a career in architectural technology after Derby College lecturers helped him change career direction.
Dean, now aged 25, had seen architects on site and decided he would explore going down that professional route by seeking expert advice.
Lecturers helped him to get on a Professional Construction and the Built Environment course, and later they encouraged him to apply when city-based architect Morrison Design was looking for apprentices.
Dean landed an architectural technician trainee job, an apprentice role, and he transferred to Derby College’s Professional Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Extended Diploma.
He completed his course with Distinction*s and is now an architectural technician with Morrison, while studying part-time at the University of Derby for a degree in Architectural Technology and Practice.

Derby College was a great starting point for me.


I loved my apprenticeship. I just looked forward to coming to work. I’d recommend anybody who gets the chance to become an apprentice to take it. In the future I see my career as an architectural technologist.

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