CCDO Demolition Apprentice (SAP)

If you reside in WALES, you will undertake the Specialist Applied-Skills Programme (SAP). Your red Apprentice card will be valid for the duration of the 2 year programme and you will need to pass NVQ Level 2 in order to receive a full BLUE Demolition & Refurbishment Operative card.

CCDO Demolition Apprentice (SAP)


  • Carrying out the process of demolishing or part-demolishing structures ranging from standard brick and concrete buildings to bridges, industrial plants and power stations.
  • This cardholder must not be left working alone and should be in close contact with their company mentor throughout their program.
  • The apprentice is given multiple theoretical and practical training courses.


Apprentices must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Apprentices must achieve level 1 English & Maths and take the test for level 2 if not already done so prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

Must have held a Demolition Labourer Card for a minimum of 3 months. Find out more about the course:

CCDO Demolition Labourer

Current Demolition Specialist or above Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Touch Screen Test Pass. You can take your HSE Test at NDTG's Training Centre in Hemel Hempstead, just call 01442 217 144 (Option 2) to book. Member price: £30+VAT per person. Non-Member price: £60+VAT per person. To find alternative test centres local to you, call: 0344 9944488. To help you revise for the test, you can find revision questions here:

Revision Questions

Key Notes

The red card is valid for 2 years. This card is non-renewable. You must complete an NVQ level 2 within 2 years to convert your red demolition apprentice card to the blue Demolition & Refurbishment Operative Card.