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Level 4 Construction Design and Build Technician ST0043 V1.0

The Construction Design and Build apprenticeship provides both academic development and the vocational work-based knowledge and skills to be successful in a dynamic construction environment supporting the business needs of the company.

Benefits for the Employer

Support the business needs by providing, co-ordination of design information on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.

Benefits for the Apprentice

The apprenticeship offers both an academic qualification HNC Construction Management for England alongside the vocational work-based learning with your employer. The HNC units selected support underpinning knowledge and align with the knowledge, skills and behaviour’s set within the end-point assessment.

Completion of the apprenticeship aligns with the professional bodies listed below, supporting CPD opportunities.

  • Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
  • Chartered Institution of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
  • Institute of Higher Engineers (IHE)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (iStructE)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Learning Approach

Attendance on day release to study Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Construction Management for England.

Production of a work-based portfolio of evidence

End-point assessment activities within college and workplace.

Study Commitment

As a guide, apprentices should expect to study for an additional 12 hours per week on top of their scheduled learning. Employers are expected to support their apprentice’s study by providing a workplace mentor and supporting meetings and assessments.

Qualification Awarded

HNC Construction Management for England, level 4 Construction Design and Build apprenticeship.

Next Steps

Contact our Employer Training team EmployerTraining@DNColleges.ac.uk


Option to study at 1 of 2 campuses: University Campus Doncaster (UCDon) or University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)


Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Duration

    Typically, 36 months, to include studying towards HNC Construction Management for England alongside preparation for end-point assessment.

  • Awarding Body


Enquire about this Apprenticeship

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction Management for England. Delivery will be day release .

Unit structure:

  • Core Mandatory Unit 1: Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
  • Core Mandatory Unit 2: Construction Technology
  • Core Mandatory Unit 4: The Construction Environment
  • Core Mandatory Unit 5: Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Core Mandatory Unit 6: Digital Applications for Construction Information
  • Core Mandatory Unit 11: Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
  • Core Mandatory Unit 12: Tender & Procurement
  • Core Mandatory Unit 13: Building Information Modelling


There are 3 elements to the assessment and will take place over a typical period of 6 months once the apprentice as gone through gateway. The 3 elements are:

  • Assessment 1: Online test
  • Assessment 2: Project
  • Assessment 3: Professional discussion


There are 3 elements to the assessment and will take place over a typical period of 6 months once the apprentice as gone through gateway. The 3 elements are:

  • Assessment 1: Online test
  • Assessment 2: Project
  • Assessment 3: Professional discussion

Applicants must be in full-time employment and:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have the right of abode and right to work in the UK to qualify for funding
  • Meet course entry requirements

In order to optimise success candidates will typically have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C ( Grade 4/5 in the new numerical GCSE grading system) or above, including Mathematics, English and a Science, Technology or Engineering related subject, or 90+ credits in an Engineering BTEC at level 3.

*(As further guidance, the level of Mathematics has an advisory GCSE level of grade B (Grade 5/6 in the new numerical GCSE grading system).


A list of acceptable equivalent qualifications is available from the gov.uk website, as well as guidance on obtaining replacement certificates. It will not be possible for applicants to proceed with their application unless they are able to provide evidence of achievement or proof that they have applied for replacement certificates.

All applications are individually assessed.

Successful completion of the apprentice can lead to progression onto Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Construction Management for England, alternatively L6 degree apprenticeship.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


Higher level apprenticeships are paid for by employers, not apprentices.

Employers with a payroll of more than £3 million can use their apprenticeship levy contributions to pay for places on apprenticeship programmes.

Any business with a payroll below £3 million is eligible for government funding that will cover at least 95% of the cost of an apprenticeship course.

Additional incentives are also available to employers who take on young apprentices.


Enquire about this Apprenticeship

Please use the following links to make an enquiry about this course.

Make an enquiry Call 01724 281111