Construction and the Built Environment Level 3

The Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Extended Diploma is a work-related qualification reflecting the knowledge and understanding required in the industry:

  • Providing opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally­ recognised level 3 vocationally-specific construction, civil engineering or building services qualification.
  • Providing opportunities for learners who are already in, or about to enter into employment.
  • Providing education, training and the application of knowledge in technical areas that are directly relevant to the industry.
What Will I Learn?

You will be given the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical and realistic way. In addition to your main programme, you will study English and Maths. Depending on your grades on entry, you may study GCSE English or Maths.

This course is delivered through a mixture of classroom tuition, practical skills, guided assignment work and personal study.

You will complete the 90 Credit Diploma in your first year and continue to the Extended Diploma in your second year.

  • The Construction and the Built Environment BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 programme is equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and consists of 9 units of study.
  • The Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma Level 3 programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels and consists of 18 units of study.
Course Content

Construction and the Built Environment core units include:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Maths in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
  • CAD in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Technology in Construction
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Graphical Detailing
  • Construction and the Environment
  • Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering

Plus a selection of optional units including amongst others:

  • ICT in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Economics and Finance in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A*-C/9-4) to include English and Maths and preferably science/technology, an NVQ/Diploma (Merit/Distinction). Students will be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.

Career Opportunities

This course enables access to many vocational pathways such as architecture, building surveying, civil engineering and construction management.

Course Progression

Upon successful completion of the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Construction students can progress to the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

Degree level study such as the BSc (Hons) Construction Management or other construction discipline, Foundation Degree or Certificate in Higher Education in Construction.

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3
LevelLevel 3
LocationColchester
DurationTwo years | Year 1: 90 Credit Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2019
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £8,583 (This fee covers the full two-year course)

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