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  • construction

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:

    Level 3

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Awarding/validation body:



Course Overview

The course is designed to prepare students for working in the construction industry- through university or an apprenticeship. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. It is assignment-based, tailored for the learner to show what they can do individually to complete all the requirements of the qualification.

Course Highlights

Course Highlights: The qualifications cover a range of theory and practical tasks in the following areas:

  • Project management
  • CAD
  • Graphical detailing
  • Building services
  • Building technology
  • Building regulations
  • Building surveying
  • Quantity surveying
  • Property law

To achieve the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, the learners must achieve a minimum of 1300 points, which is equivalent to 14 passes and 4 merits. All the units of training must be completed by each learner. ALL the pass outcomes must be achieved during the training programme at a minimum

Career Opportunities & Further Study

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognized by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example:

  • BSc (Hons) in Construction Management
  • BSc (Hons) in Property Management (Building Surveying)
  • BSc (Hons) in Architecture
  • BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering
  • HNC/D in Civil Engineering
  • HNC/D in Building Services Engineering
  • HND in Construction and the Built Environment.

It also provide partway to industry jobs such as:

  • Construction Contracting Technician
  • Design Technician
  • Architectural Technician
  • Site Quality Controller
  • Building Control/Planning Technician
  • Quantity Surveying Technician.


The assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessments: external, internal and synoptic.

Externally-assessed units

Each external assessment for a BTEC National is linked to a specific unit. All of the units developed for external assessment are of 120 GLH to allow learners to demonstrate breadth and depth of achievement. Each assessment is taken under specified conditions, then marked by Pearson and a grade awarded. Learners are permitted to resist external assessments during their programme.

The styles of external assessment used for qualifications in the Construction and the Built Environment suite are:

  • Examinations – all learners take the same assessment at the same time, normally with a written outcome
  • Set tasks – learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task.

Internally-assessed units

Most units in the sector are internally assessed and subject to external standards verification.

Synoptic assessment

Synoptic assessment requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector as relevant to a key task. BTEC learning has always encouraged learners to apply their learning in realistic contexts using scenarios and realistic activities that will permit learners to draw on and apply their learning.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);


Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 1 or above by College assessment.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.