Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma
This course provides a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the sector. The course also offers different choices for emphasis through the selection of specialist units.
“I really enjoyed the course because it was not just about the technical content; it was also
about preparing me for a professional position. They even arranged for some local construction industry bosses
to come in and prepare me for interviews. And after only one interview I am now a trainee manager at a
construction company in Bedford!”
Lee Novell - Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma Construction & the Built Environment
If you are aged 16-19, you will need:
- A BTEC First qualification in Construction or a related vocational area, OR
- An Intermediate NVQ in an appropriate vocational area, OR
- A GCSE equivalent to four passes at grade C.
Adult learners (19+) can gain entry to this course following a successful interview and APL. This course is suitable for those in construction employment wishing to achieve a qualification in the field of 'technical and professional'.
You will study the following five core units:
- Health, Safety & Welfare
- Construction & the Environment
- Construction Technology & Design
- Construction Science & Materials
- Analytical Methods.
You will also be required to complete all five of the following specialist units:
Planning, Organisation & Control of Resources
You will also study two of the following specialist optional units:
- Measuring, Tendering & Estimating Processes
- Environmental Science
- Building Regulations & Control
- ICT & CAD.
This is specifically for people in employment.
Assessment is through assignments and products.
Further study and career options
Following completion of this course you could progress onto higher level study of HNC/D, Foundation Degree and Degree in related subjects.
You could alternatively progress into careers including:
architectural technician, employment in surveying practices, housing association trainee surveyor, housing technician.
Study for this part-time course is for one full day per week. You are expected to spend the equivalent number of hours studying privately, as you spend studying at college.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans