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Construction Design And Build Technician – Apprenticeship Standard

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. For SMEs, the roles are likely to include Design Co-ordinator or Design Manager. The apprentice will complete the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment as part of this Higher Apprenticeship standard.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Professional Construction
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 4
Number Of Years: 3
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/construction-design-and-build-technician-apprenticeship-standard
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Course Information for Students

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. In the case of small or medium-sized construction companies, the roles are likely to include Design Co-ordinator or Design Manager. They are associated with the co-ordination of design information on construction projects and are based on construction sites, with occasional time in offices.

The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and the access they have to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

Successful apprentices will gain a Level 4 HNC qualification in Construction and the Built Environment (please see the relevant course page for more information) that meets the knowledge requirements of the apprenticeship standard and is approved by the industry’s recognised professional bodies as meeting the educational requirements for Technician status or the equivalent level of membership.

English and Maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the End Point Assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.

This apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve Technician status – or the equivalent – with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment process for this apprenticeship will typically be partly representative of the review process required for professional registration.

You need to be highly motivated and working in the construction industry. You should have at least one of the following:

  • A Level 3 qualification with an overall grade equivalent of Merit. This could be a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, three A-levels in relevant subjects or a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. An international equivalent of these is also accepted.
  • Relevant work/industrial experience of five years (full-time). If this work experience is not supported by education qualifications such as GCSEs, then a minimum proficiency in Maths and English at Level 2 needs to be evidenced.

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your achieved qualifications and successful interview.

Please note that, in line with the Consumer Act and as articulated in our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course if there are insufficient students to make the course viable.

This apprenticeship includes the requirement to achieve the HNC qualification in Construction and the Built Environment which contributes to the Knowledge criteria in the apprenticeship. For more information on the qualification part of the apprenticeship, please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website.

The following Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours will also need to be achieved during the programme;

 Knowledge:

  • Client Requirements – know how to analyse client requirements and ensure comprehensive survey information
  • Health and Safety – understand risk assessment of design solutions and the importance of behaviours in safety-critical environments
  • Sustainability – understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects
  • Construction Technology – understand different construction methods and materials and building regulations
  • Develop Designs – understand how to develop detailed designs in line with client requirements and construction process
  • Design Documentation – understand how to co-ordinate design information in both electronic and paper form
  • Monitor Compliance – understand construction contracts and client quality standards
  • Monitor costs – understand the importance of cost control on a construction project

 Skills:

  • Client Requirements – assist in the assessment and presentation of client requirements
  • Health and Safety – identify risk in designs and suggest actions to reduce risks
  • Sustainability – assess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects
  • Construction Technology – assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects whilst maintaining adherence to building regulations
  • Develop Designs – prepare and present design proposals and solutions
  • Design Documentation – control document production and design information
  • Monitor Compliance – inspect and report on quality standards and assist in commissioning of finished construction projects
  • Monitor costs – understand financial and legal constraints and measure and record progress against budget

 Behaviours:

  • Professional Judgement – be able to work within own level of competence and know when to seek advice from others
  • Commitment to Code of Ethics – understand and apply the Code of Conduct and conduct regulations, ethics and professional standards relevant to the industry’s recognised professional bodies
  • Continuing Professional Development – identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs. Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested
  • Commitment to Equality and Diversity – understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes so as to meet the requirements of fairness at work
  • Communicate Effectively – be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways, including oral and written
  • Work in Teams – be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way
  • Demonstrate Innovation – be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions

This will involve a combination of work-based learning and learning at the College by completing the HNC qualification on a part-time basis. Please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website for more information.

You need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment, such as a hard hat and overalls, which should be supplied by your employer. You will need to purchase a scientific calculator and technical drawing equipment. For voice-over PowerPoint presentations, you will need access to a microphone. 

You will also need access to a computer or laptop with Internet, Windows 7 Operating System or above, Microsoft Office 2010 or above, and the ability to run AutoCAD Architecture which can be downloaded for free. 

The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists. 

Once the apprentice has achieved the HNC and Level 2 English and Maths, completed a digital portfolio and satisfied the off-the-job training requirements of the Employer Gateway, an End Point Assessment will take place which will be delivered in the following order: 

  • Online Test – this underpins the knowledge required to work as a Construction Design and Build Technician and needs to be completed and passed as the first element of the End Point Assessment process.
  • Project – apprentices must pass the Project before taking the Professional Discussion.
  • Professional Discussion – ideally, the Professional Discussion should be taken and achieved by the end of month 5 following the Gateway.

For the assessment of the HNC qualification, please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website.

The purpose of the BTEC HNC in Construction and the Built Environment is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and built environment sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhances the career prospects of those who undertake it.

You could progress to a HND at Level 5 or to a BSc/BEng degree or Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6) in a related discipline, drawing on the broad knowledge base you will have gained from this course.

Completing this apprenticeship standard will pave the way to employment in one of the following job roles:

  • Design and Build Co-ordinator
  • Construction Design Manager
  • Construction Contracts Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Project Manager

We encourage you to join the CIOB at student membership level during your study of this course. The apprenticeship could also lead to you gaining chartered status and further qualifications through the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) or Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), with the potential for moving into a Project Director role.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. In the case of small or medium-sized construction companies, the roles are likely to include Design Co-ordinator or Design Manager. They are associated with the co-ordination of design information on construction projects and are based on construction sites, with occasional time in offices. The apprentice will complete the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment as part of this Higher Apprenticeship standard.

The apprentice needs to be highly motivated and working in the construction industry. They should have at least one of the following:

  • A Level 3 qualification with an overall grade equivalent of Merit. This could be a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, three A-levels in relevant subjects or a Level 3 qualification in Engineering. An international equivalent of these is also accepted.
  • Relevant work/industrial experience of five years (full-time). If this work experience is not supported by education qualifications such as GCSEs, then a minimum proficiency in Maths and English at Level 2 needs to be evidenced.

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on the candidate’s achieved qualifications and successful interview.

Please note that, in line with the Consumer Act and as articulated in our Student Protection Plan, we reserve the right to close a course if there are insufficient students to make the course viable.

HNC in Construction and the Built Environment

The apprentice will need to build a portfolio of work-based learning evidence with the help of their assessor in readiness for the End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of the apprenticeship. For the assessment of the HNC qualification, please visit the course page for the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment on DCG’s website.

Yes, one day a week

They will need safety boots and Personal Protective Equipment, such as a hard hat and overalls. They will need to purchase a scientific calculator and technical drawing equipment. For voice-over PowerPoint presentations, they will need access to a microphone. 

They will also need access to a computer or laptop with Internet, Windows 7 Operating System or above, Microsoft Office 2010 or above, and the ability to run AutoCAD Architecture which can be downloaded for free. 

The purchase of appropriate books and e-books is encouraged and guidance on which books to purchase will be given by subject specialists.

They could progress to a HND at Level 5 or to a BSc/BEng degree or Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6) in a related discipline, drawing on the broad knowledge base they will have gained from this course.

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship can include Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. In the case of small or medium-sized construction companies, the roles are likely to include Design Co-ordinator or Design Manager.

You may already have someone in your organisation – or someone who has come to you directly asking for an apprenticeship. However, if you don’t, we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and can provide external advertising through social media and the National Apprenticeship Service’s website.

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals

£28966

Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals

Construction and Building Trades Supervisors

£34283

Construction and Building Trades Supervisors

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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