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 Labourer

Current Demolition Specialist or above Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Touch Screen Test Pass. To find test centres local to you, call: 0344 9944488. To help you revise for the test, you can find revision questions here:

Revision Questions

CCDO Application Form - PDF CCDO Application Form - Online

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.