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Apprenticeships will allow you to grow a diverse workforce and equip you to adapt and deal with a constantly evolving industry.

UCEM is the leading university for online education for the built environment, providing programmes designed and delivered by research-active practitioners. Our dedicated team will support you and your apprentice at every stage, from advice on setting up an ‘apprenticeship account’, to an allocated Apprenticeship Outcomes Officer focused on your apprentice’s success and offering guidance to their line manager.

  • Rated 13th in the top 50 apprenticeship providers on Rate My Apprenticeship.
  • 91% of apprentices agreed that UCEM gave relevant training to help them perform their job better, ESFA.
  • Good Ofsted, 2021.

We work with over 500 employers and our experts can help you every step of the way. Contact us with your questions.


UCEM apprenticeships

All our apprenticeships are aligned with the government’s apprenticeship standards, which were developed in partnership with employer groups. UCEM’s apprenticeships are flexible and accessible as they are all delivered fully online, meaning wherever an employee works or lives, they can access their learning. We offer higher and degree level construction apprenticeships in the following:

Variously accredited by:




Identify your skills gaps

Select employees in need of upskilling or advertise a vacancy

Choose the right apprenticeship programme

Ask for advice if you’re bewildered by all the jargon

Our employers

Paul Pratten, Associate Director – Quadrant Building Control

“I’ve been aware of UCEM since I started in this industry aged 18 and I know lots of people who’ve been through their programmes, including people in this office, so they were my obvious first port of call. We did research several other providers, but UCEM was highly recommended, highly reputable, and the only provider that offered a part-time building control degree that was 100% online.”

Sadaqat Hussain – Alumni Apprentice

“My Apprenticeship Outcomes Officer has walked along with me throughout this journey and has been fantastic. She cares about her students and is always on the other end of the phone. Until graduation day, I never thought I would have a strong relationship with someone I had never met in person.”

Further insight

Apprenticeships are no longer for just trades and young people. Tanya Horscroft, Learning and Development Manager at Vail Williams dispels apprenticeship myths in her guest article.

Apprenticeships provide a proactive approach to cultivating future talent, and a solution to the current skills shortage. Discover how these schemes address evolving industry demands, including digital proficiency and green skills, while offering a ‘win-win’ scenario for employers and employees.

As well as offering those new to the industry a fast track to qualifying, apprenticeships give current employees a chance to upskill. Hear from Paul Pratten how his company, Quadrant Building Control, have gone from not having a training scheme to running a dedicated apprenticeship initiative.