Apprenticeships in Construction

You will learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.

What will you do?

You are employed.  You will work towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), Knowledge Based Qualification and Functional Skills.


What are the entry requirements?

You should have the potential to achieve the requirements of the framework. 


For the plumbing apprenticeships you must have a minimum of GCSE Grade C in Maths and English. If these certificates are more than 5 years old from the date of issue, then you must achieve an initial assessment here at college of no less than level 2 in both subjects.


What will you do?

An apprentice will work in their chosen craft on a construction site:

  • Brickwork
  • Plumbing
  • Plastering
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Joinery
  • Shopfitting


How long will my Apprenticeship take to complete?

The apprenticeship ends when you complete all necessary components.  It takes approximately 2 years for the Intermediate Apprenticeship.  You will be required to attend college for 1 day a week or on block rotation depending on your craft.


What opportunities are available afterwards?

On successfully completing your apprenticeship, you could progress to Level 3 in your chosen craft, or to other technical or supervisor occupations within construction.


How do I apply?

To be put on the waiting list you will need an employer.  If you find an employer please contact the recruitment team:


01302 553757

The skills and knowledge you will acquire are highly transferable and there are many opportunities for you to develop your career in this sector.  You may also go on to achieve other, higher level qualifications.


Qualifications required as part of the Apprenticeship Framework


Vocational Qualification (QCF)

You will be required to complete an QCF

Knowledge Based Qualification

You will be required to complete a  Knowledge Based Qualifcation


Functional Skills

You may be required to complete Functional Skills. You will discuss your individual needs with your employer and college representative



Please download an application form or contact the team below for more information, advice and guidance:


Student Services

Doncaster College

The Hub

Chappell Drive


DN1 2RF     


Tel: 0800 358 7575  

Email: click here

Disclaimer: All courses are run subject to numbers, and every effort is made to ensure the information on this leaflet is correct. Doncaster College reserves the right to amend the contents as deemed necessary. 

For more advanced courses such as Degrees and HNC/Ds please click here.

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