Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Diploma Part-Time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The study programme starts again in September 2021. Start dates and times to be confirmed The course runs for one year.

Entry requirements

Learner will hold the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and Built Environment

You willl need to be aged 19+

You will achieve

Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Course overview

The Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment provides you with the underpinning knowledge and basic skills needed in a wide range of industry areas. It explores the built environment in terms of its economic, social and environmental impact on both individuals and communities. This Diploma also looks at the different demands made upon land use over time as well as the activities which shape, develop and influence the built environment. The Construction and the Built Environment Diploma provides an understanding of how this key sector works from the inside out.

You will study at our purpose built Construction Centre on the Honeywell Campus. The Centre opened in 2015 and accommodates students studying a range of construction trades, including brickwork, plumbing, plastering, joinery, painting and decorating.

  • The Centre, also known as The CUBE, houses innovative and inspiring work areas with industry-led equipment, providing a high quality learning experience for students. Facilities include:
  • Workshops
  • CAD suite with Architectural software (CAD and BIM)
  • A project workshop for new construction technologies
  • Break-out areas allowing students to work independently.

Course content

You will study 12 units over 2 years.

The 6 mandatory units are:

  • 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
  • Building Surveying
  • Building Regulations and Control
  • Computer Aided Design for Construction
  • Property Law
  • Conversion and Adaptations of Buildings

All the units are assessed through assignment work. This will include written reports, presentations, group work, and other methods.

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

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Once you have completed this course, it gives you access to Higher Education to study the HNC/HND in Construction, degree apprenticeship, or a specialist degree at University such as Architecture, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying. Alternatively, you could seek employment.

How much does the course cost?

£1,500 full fee payable

Extra information

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.



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

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

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

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

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 Diploma Part-Time

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