• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

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

  • Construction & Built Environment
  • Highways
  • Brickwork
  • Plumbing
  • Plastering
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Multi-Trade
  • Site Carpentry & Joinery

Apprenticeship Fees

Any fees incurred in the Apprenticeship framework are payable by  the employer.

Please contact us for more information apprenticeships@don.ac.uk.

Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

For more information about how these changes will affect your business please contact apprenticeships@don.ac.uk or visit the Government website.

Level
Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Duration
1 to 2 years
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Apprentices will attend college one day a week with the rest of the time spent in employment

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Entry assessments are required for all candidates.

  • For Plumbing a minimum of GCSE Grade 4 in Maths and English is reqired. 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.
  • For Construction & Built Environment 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above in Mathematics and English are required.
  • For all other Level 2 Trades Functional Skills Level 1 in Mathematics and English is required or Grade 3 GCSE or above.
  • For all other  Level 3 Trades Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics & English is required or Grade 4 GCSE or above.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

We're proud to be able to offer Dual Career Accreditation via the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme. This is a Sport England funded partnership between athletes, education institutions, and national governing bodies of sport.

The Scheme helps athletes in education – aged 16-plus – to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two.

Click here to find out more about TASS

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Apply or Enquire

Want to know more or chat to us?

Have any further questions about this course? You can contact someone specifically about it by using the details below or filling in the enquiry form.

Apprenticeships Team
0800 358 7979
apprenticeships@don.ac.uk

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Entry assessments are required for all candidates.

  • For Plumbing a minimum of GCSE Grade 4 in Maths and English is reqired. 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.
  • For Construction & Built Environment 5 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above in Mathematics and English are required.
  • For all other Level 2 Trades Functional Skills Level 1 in Mathematics and English is required or Grade 3 GCSE or above.
  • For all other  Level 3 Trades Level 2 Functional Skills in Mathematics & English is required or Grade 4 GCSE or above.

For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

Applying for an Apprenticeship is simple. You will need to apply for both a job role, and an Apprenticeship course. For further assistance in applying, please visit the link below.

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