OverviewConstruction and the Built Environment Pearson BTEC Level 3
This course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the sector. The course also offers different choices for emphasis through the selection of specialist units.
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This course is suitable for those in construction employment wishing to achieve a qualification in the field of ‘technical and professional’.
You will need:
- A BTEC First qualification in Construction or a related vocational area, OR
- An Intermediate NVQ in an appropriate vocational area, OR
- GCSE equivalent to four passes (including Maths & English) at grade C, OR
- Experience in the industry, which will be assessed during your interview
Over the two years you will study the following six core units:
- Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction & the Built Environment
- Mathematics in Construction & the Built Environment
- Science & Materials in Construction & the Built Environment
- Construction Technology
- Construction Design
- Building Technology in Construction
- Construction Principles
You will also study six optional units such as:
- Computer Aided Design (Revit & AutoCAD)
- Project Management in Construction & the Built Environment
- Measuring, Estimating & Tendering Processes
- Land Surveying in Construction & Civil Engineering
- Setting Out Processes in Construction & Civil Engineering
- Building Surveying in Construction
You will be assessed through a variety of methods which include exams, research and assignments, and there will also be some practical elements of assessment.
Following completion of this course you could progress onto higher level study of HNC/D, Foundation Degree and Degree in related subjects. You could alternatively progress into careers including: architectural technician, employment in surveying practices, housing association trainee surveyor, housing technician.
The course benefits from lectures from guest speakers within the industry and site visits to enhance the learning process.
Study for this part-time course is for one full day per week for two years; Fridays in your first year, and Thursdays in your second. You are expected to spend the equivalent number of hours studying privately.
The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.
If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free, as part of the National Skills Fund.Part-time Fee Flow Chart
If you are aged 24 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not:
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
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