Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The study programme starts Wednesday 11 September 2019. The course runs for one year and you will study on a Wednesday 9.00am to 7.30pm

Entry requirements
  • Four GCSEs at grades A* to C/4 and above (to include science, mathematics and English)
  • Appropriate knowledge and/or experience gained at work or from other related qualifications
  • Level 3 in a construction related occupation/trade
You will achieve

Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment Level 3

Last updated: 26th April 2019

Course overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF) (360 GLH) is primarily a Technical Level qualification, equivalent in size to an A level, which has been designed to occupy one third of the curriculum within a broader programme of study, which could include other vocational or academic qualifications. Its main purpose is to allow learners to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills, including mathematical techniques to solve construction problems, required by the sector. It provides a basis for progression into a broad range of roles within the sector when supported by relevant qualifications at level 2, such as GCSE English and mathematics, and/or at level 3, such as Business,IT, Engineering and mathematics. Learners have some opportunity to study in more depth a range of option areas of their choice, including Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering.

Course content

All students will study the six mandatory units

  • Health safety and welfare in CBE
  • Sustainable construction
  • Construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering
  • Science and materials in CBE
  • Mathematics in CBE
  • Building technology in construction

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification awarded

What equipment will I need?

You will require pens, paper, drawing equipment, scientific calculator and identified text books

Where will I study?

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

What can I do next?

On completion of this programme, you may wish to progress onto the Diploma in Construction and Built Environment

How much does the course cost?

The course fee is  £1750

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 about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



Full Fee Payable

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

Contact the Information Unit

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Part-time