construction
BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction
DURATION
2 years
Level
3
PC Code
PC24463

On this course you will experience real-life scenarios and carry out activities which are relevant to the latest innovative construction techniques. The Level 3 in Construction is equivalent to three A-Levels and gives you the broad knowledge of the management and theoretical aspects of the construction industry.

What will I learn?

Core units include; health, safety and welfare, sustainable construction, maths in construction, science and materials, construction technology and design and building technology.

Specialist units include; project management, professional development, surveying, computer aided drafting and design, tendering and estimating and topographic surveying.

How will I be taught?

The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including, classroom activities, practical surveying, risk assessment exercises, work placement and site visits.

How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Essays/written assignments
  • In class tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Online tests
  • Case studies
  • Class activities/discussions
  • Presentations

What can I do next?

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study at University level in a range of civil engineering and construction fields. A range of employment opportunities in: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Project Management, Structural Engineering and Building Services Engineering.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You will need your own personal protective equipment (safety boots and work wear). As part of the core Health, Safety and Welfare Unit, learners also have the opportunity to achieve an Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Qualification. A wide range of enrichment activities are available including trips to exhibitions and trade shows, visits to sites and places of architectural and engineering interest.

Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs (or equivalent) at 9-4 (A*-C) grade including English Language and maths at grade 4 or above. 

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

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