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NOCN EPA Project Controls Technician

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of a Project Controls Technician apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: NOCN EPA Project Controls Technician
  • Level: 3

Duration: 42 Months • Funding Band: 24 • Maximum Funding: £21,000


A Project Controls Technician controls, monitors and systematically analyses progress and performance data on engineering, manufacturing, construction and infrastructure projects. They require strong analytical skills and a practical approach to interpret technical information. They use specific, complex software tools to undertake a wide range of project controls tasks, including: identifying the right data for scrutinising progress; setting baseline targets; tracking progress and performance; forecasting trends; identifying, modelling and anticipating deviations from baseline; assessing the impact of design/construction changes; and using insight to recommend early preventative and remedial actions.  Project Controls includes the technical disciplines of estimating, planning, scheduling and cost engineering for which this apprenticeship gives a comprehensive grounding leading to roles such as project controller, estimator, planner, scheduler and cost engineer.

Entry requirements

Set by individual employers, entry requirements will typically include a minimum of 5 GCSE grades A* - C (or equivalent qualifications) including mathematics; English (Language).


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