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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 year

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). If you do not have GCSEs in English and maths at grade 9-4 but you have equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience, we will discuss your suitability for the course at interview.



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

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: KCB

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3000

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £3000

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.