Construction

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date /

This two year study programme starts in September

Entry requirements
  • Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English and maths plus pre-admission assessments.

or

  • Level 2 Construction and Built Environment

 

You will achieve

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Construction and Built Environment

Last updated: 10th October 2018

Course overview

This qualification prepares you for employment and higher education in the construction sector and is suitable for you if you are interested in pursuing a professional or technical career in the construction industry. This course may suit you if you want to be:

  • Professional: Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Site Manager, Civil Engineer, Property Developer, Housing Manager, Facilities Manager, etc.
  • Technician: CAD operator, design, surveying, highways, housing, contractor, etc.

 

 

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment consists of 180 credits and is equivalent to three A levels. There are six mandatory units which provide a comprehensive introduction to Construction and the Built Environment. There are another 12 optional units which look into specialist areas within construction. You must complete all the units to get a qualification.

The six mandatory units are as follows:

  • 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
  • Construction technology and design in Construction and civil engineering
  • Building technology in Construction

Some of the optional units are:

  • Project Management in Construction
  • Measurement Estimating and Tendering
  • Building Surveying
  • Building Regulations and Control
  • Computer Aided Design for Construction
  • Property Law
  • Conversion and Adaptations of Buildings

You will learn

  • The construction career paths and job roles within the Construction and Built Environment industries
  • Much of your coursework will require you to carry out research, analyse your findings, and then present a word-processed report and/or presentations to the group
  • You should take many photographs and video to aid presentation
  • You will learn a detailed approach to design and project management
  • Research and technical information including scientific and quantity calculations
  • All of the course time will be spent on academic coursework related to realistic and practical projects
  • At least 50% of the course time will be applied to activities on coursework projects

You can view the course specifications by clicking on the link below;

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 course specifications

 

How will I be assessed?

The assessment will be through a series of assignments and projects that will enable you to provide evidence of meeting the assessment criteria. You will learn by completing projects and assignments which are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

To achieve a pass grade for the unit, learners must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specification. Additional assessment criteria are required to achieve Merit and Distinction grades.

What equipment will I need?

You will require a scientific calculator and general stationery.

Where will I study?

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
Barnsley
S75 1BP

What can I do next?

  • Higher Education progragrammes in  Construction at University Campus Barnsley
  • Other HE programmes
  • Employment within the professional construction industry
  • University study in a range of construction disciplines
  • Professional: Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Estimator, Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Site Manager, Civil Engineer, Property Developer, Housing Manager, Facilities Manager, etc.
  • Technician: CAD operator, design, surveying, highways, housing, contractor, etc.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Advanced Learner Loans

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.

 

 

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Full-time