Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Course


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Construction and the Built Environment

Attendance:

Study Programme Course

Qualification:

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

Course Start:

September

Course Length:

2 years

Location:

North Street Campus


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Course overview

This BTEC Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment course aims to provide an understanding of the construction industry including health and safety, maths, science and materials, estimating and surveying.

This is a 16-18 year study programme course, it is for students who are finishing year 11 this year, or for those who have recently left. It is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

This course will enable you to progress your career in the construction and built environment sector in jobs such as architecture, quantity surveying, building surveying, civil engineering, construction management and building services engineering. Many of these jobs combine office based activities with on-site visits to projects and building sites.

Our study programmes include a vocational course, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto an apprenticeship course if you secure employment in the industry.

Find out more about careers in the construction industry


Course content

On this BTEC Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment course you will study:

  • The underpinning mathematics and science related to construction,
  • The design of construction and how to communicate your design in drawings and specifications
  • How to carry out site surveys to produce drawings and sections
  • How to interpret design information and ensure the construction works are positioned correctly
  • How to carry out surveys to assess the conditions of buildings
  • How to calculate the cost of construction works and maintain the progress against the budget

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will continue learning English and maths throughout your course. 


Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) including English, maths and science and/or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (including maths at Merit or above).

If you apply for this course you will attend an information day and then be invited to attend an interview.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you could study a Level 2 BTEC course.


What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available for you; depending on your final grade you could move onto a higher education course including a HNC/HND, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university, for example in architecture, quantity surveying, building surveying, civil engineering, construction management and building services engineering. Alternatively you could seek employment in the construction and built environment sector.

 

 

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