Built Environment Technician

Modern Apprenticeship in Construction – Technical Occupations – Built Environment

 

The qualification consists of:

Higher National Certificate in Construction Management

or Higher National Certificate in Built Environment

Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Built Environment Design

If the job role is sufficient, then progressing to SVQ 4 (SCQF 9) – Built Environment Design Management

Or

Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 3 (SCQF 6) Construction Contracting Operations - General

If the job role is sufficient then progressing to SVQ 4 (SCQF 9) – Construction Contracting Operations - General

Modern Apprenticeship in Construction - Technical

 

Modern Apprenticeship

The qualification is accredited through the Scottish Qualifications Authority and CITB

 

Duration

The apprenticeship scheme is run over 2 or 4 years with attendance at Shetland College or Inverness College.

 

Attendance at College

Video conference tutorials twice a week for two years, delivered by Perth and Moray Colleges streamed to VC suite at Shetland College.

Or by attendance at Inverness College on block release over 2 years, 3 x three week blocks per year.


While in the workplace apprentices will build up a portfolio of evidence of their competence at work for the SVQ3/4 & submit this evidence to their assessor. The assessor will also observe the apprentice at work.

 

Typical work duties include:

Surveying buildings and sites; computer aided drawing, liaising with contractors, checking the work done conforms to work allocated; input of data to keep track of finance, bills of quantities, register of work, writing reports, assess the condition of property.

Work is mostly office based with some site visits.

 

Personal qualities, skills and qualifications

Ideally applicants should have Highers in subjects such as Maths, Graphic Design, Physics, Computing. Applicants must have dedication and self discipline for home study. Have a mature outlook.

 
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