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Construction and the Built Environment

Course Code: KCB

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: Edexcel
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One - two years

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About the course

If you want to train for a job as an architect, surveyor, quantity surveyor, structural engineer, civil engineer or construction project manager, this A Level equivalent construction course is right up your street! City College Plymouth can also prepare you for a career in building management or project management in the construction industry. The BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment will give you the skills you need to start your career in the technical and professional disciplines of the construction industry. Construction is a wide-ranging profession with many disciplines. You will learn about how buildings are constructed, sustainability, renewable energy, and different material’s properties. This construction course involves an element of practical work associated with surveying and the setting out of buildings.

What you'll learn

You will gain a solid foundation in the construction industry, focusing on giving you the skills and knowledge that you need to work as as Architect, Surveyor or Project Manager. Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need to have GCSEs in English and maths at grade 9-4 (A*-C) and/or one of the following:

  • a level 2 diploma
  • a BTEC first diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 2 or technical certificate in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

You will be assessed through a range of coursework, formal assessments and exams.

What's next?

On successful completion of the course you may progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.