BTEC Construction and the Built Environment (Extended Diploma) Level 3
City of Newport Campus
04 September 2023
You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include Maths and English/Welsh First Language; or an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit grade and GCSE Maths and English/Welsh First Language at C grade.
In a nutshell
This course covers a broad range of technical construction disciplines ensuring you’re equipped to find your preferred career route.
This course is for you if...
...you want a career in the technical construction industry disciplines.
...you are good at working as part of a team
...you are interested in the theory behind construction
What will I be doing?
The course is ideal if you're looking to pursue a career in the technical disciplines of the construction industry. This includes, but is not exclusive to, architecture, planning, Civil Engineering, building design, project management, quantity surveying, building surveying and CAD technicians.
Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeships are available, and this will also form a natural progression for those apprentices that have already achieved a trade based NVQ.
If you’re interested in following a professional career in construction, this is a good progression course for you. The course may include planning, sustainability, designing and working as part of a site team. You’ll study core units and optional units, including:
- Planning and administration
You'll be involved in ongoing inter-profession projects and practical onsite activities, including topographical and linear surveying, computer aided design (CAD) and graphical drawing techniques.
You’ll be assessed through coursework, which will include written and practical activities. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:
- Level 3 Construction
- Appropriate supporting qualifications to broaden your skill set and meet the needs of industry
What is expected of me?
To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include Maths and English/Welsh First Language, or an appropriate Level 2 Diploma qualification at Merit Grade and GCSE Maths and English/Welsh First Language at C Grade.
You’ll also need:
- An interest in buildings and the wider urban fabric - construction isn’t a job confined to the working hours of the day but rather a way of life
- An ability to work under pressure individually or as part of a team in order to complete the assignments to strict deadlines and specifications
- A reasonable grasp of mathematics is desirable, as many of the modules rely on basic mathematical principles in a construction context
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation.
What comes next?
Successful completion of the Year 1 90 Credit Diploma will allow you to progress to the second year and complete the full Extended Diploma. From there, progression routes include:
- Foundation Degree/HNC/HND or a full degree course
- Higher level Apprenticeships
All costs are under review and subject to change.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team