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ApprenticeshipConstruction and the built environment apprenticeships

As the south’s premier provider of part-time construction and built environment courses, Solent’s higher and degree construction apprenticeships provide a combination of education and on the job training that works for both employers and apprentices. Apprentices spend one day a week at university working towards their nominated higher or degree qualification. At the same time, apprentices will be learning specified skills and behaviours in the workplace under the guidance of a mentor.

Apprenticeship standard approved

Civil Engineering Senior Technician
This higher apprenticeship is for site engineers working towards their Eng Tech membership entry point of the I.C.E. These students will study our HNC in Civil Engineering.

Construction Site Supervisor
This apprenticeship is for those working to become supervising specialists for contractors and workers on construction projects. These students will study our HNC Construction Management. These students will study our HNC Construction Management.

Construction Site Management
This apprenticeship is for those working on ensuring that a construction project is completed safely, within an agreed timeframe and budget. These students will study our BSc (Hons) Construction Management.

Construction Quantity Surveying Technician
This apprenticeship is for those working on monitoring and controlling costs and contracts on construction project. These students will study our HNC Quantity Surveying.

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For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
  • Scale your business with the help of an increasingly skilled workforce.

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

Apprentices will be supported as they develop their career and prepare to take on more responsibility within the workplace. Study at HNC or degree level provides graduates with a nationally recognised university qualification. This is in addition to the apprenticeship qualification earned by successfully completing the apprenticeship.

Combined, these qualifications give construction and built environment professionals the ability to demonstrate proven competence to employers.

Who is this course for?

Which level of construction apprenticeship is studied will depend on previous industry and academic experience.

Higher construction apprenticeships are generally more suited to someone who has previously studied at Level 3 (A levels or equivalent). Degree construction apprenticeships will be more suitable for those who have already studied at Level 4 (HNC or equivalent).


Apprentices will have access to all the facilities offered to full-time students. This includes access to all construction labs and equipment relevant to your course of study.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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