Level 3 Construction Support Technician

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This occupation is found in and throughout the construction and built environment sector, including construction contracting and associated supply chain subcontractors. Construction Contracting Operations Technicians operate in a range of settings including estimating, planning, buying, site, quantity surveying and design and build roles. Site and office environments include industrial, commercial, residential, refurbishment, heritage, retail and public sector projects. They may be employed by large contracting organisations such as major national housebuilding contractors and civil engineering contractors, as well as a significant number of small and medium sized contractors and subcontractors such as building services companies, insulation contractors, groundworkers, roofing companies, plasterers and decorators together with a host of other specialised construction areas.

The broad purpose of the occupation is working in an exciting and dynamic environment which could be in an office or on a construction site at the heart of the contracting organisations including versatile activities using digital processes and systems to secure future projects and to enable progress and completion of actual construction sites. Technicians within this specific career area are engaged to interpret, analyse, contribute and directly assist construction contracting professionals working with a wide range of project resources and documentation regularly interacting with internal and external customers.


Successful completion of this course will result in the following qualifications: BTEC Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 (Extended Certificate) - 6030862X and L2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design - 60151158

What will I study?

BTEC Units:

  • Construction Principles
  • Construction Designs
  • Construction Technology
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Construction in Civil Engineering


Off the job:

CPD activities:

  • Mentoring sessions
  • Professional updating sessions
  • CPD practice
  • Portfolio building
  • Research activities
  • Leading projects linked to the apprenticeship progrramme
  • In house training
  • Work shadowing
  • Attending classes within normal working classes

How will I be assessed?

Reports, professional discussions, site observations, witness testimonies, assignments, exams

How will the course be delivered?

The delivery will be a mixture of work based training and progress assessment mixed with College taught sessions throughout the programme week on Monday’s to support the off the job training requirement.

Entry requirements

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3.

What next?

Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor or the Level 4 Construction Site Engineering Technician

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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