About the course

This course provides you with a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by the construction and built environment sector. It is designed to allow progression to qualifications offered by a number of professional bodies such as CIOB, CIAT and RICS. Please click here to access detailed programme specifications.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Design principles and application for construction and the built environment
  • Science and materials for construction and the built environment
  • Environmental impact of construction
  • Health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment

Year 2

  • Project management for construction and the built environment
  • Law and contract for construction and the built environment
  • Group project in the construction industry
  • Site surveying procedures for construction and the built environment

Assessment

  • Assessment methods are varied and include practical work, assignments, essays, presentations, short tests and examinations.

Entry requirements

  • You must be at least 19 years old to join this course
  • You need to be in full-time employment in a construction-related job
  • Construction and The Built Environment BTEC Level 3 qualification
  • OR 3 A Levels, grades A-C in technology-related subjects
  • OR A level 2 trade qualification (e.g. Plumbing NVQ Level 2 with Key Skills) and a minimum of 5 years work experience
  • OR Company sponsorship for the duration of your course. You will need to submit a reference from your line manager (e.g. a Chartered Surveyor or Project Manager) confirming your level of experience and suitability for the course
  • OR 5 GCSEs, grades A*-C grades including English and maths, plus a minimum of 5 years work experience on-site or in a design studio/surveying office (references required)
  • You will be expected to attend an interview and complete short, diagnostic tests to assess your current academic level

Costs and loans

  • You can apply for a student loan for this course

Moving forward

  • Degree course at university

Additional information

If you are an industry professional with a considerable experience, the College provides a route for the recognition of the achievements resulting from continuous learning. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) enables recognition of achievement from a range of activities using any valid assessment methodology. Provided that the assessment requirements of a given unit or qualification have been met, the use of RPL is acceptable for accrediting a unit, units or a whole qualification. Evidence of learning must be valid and reliable.

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