Construction and the Built Environment


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: BTEC Level 3
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Why study Construction?

  • I want to work in engineering, construction or architecture in the future
  • I want to develop my practical skills while studying the theory behind construction

What does the course consist of?

The course combines a mixture of practical and theory
The course units cover all aspects and fields of construction engineering; you will study a wide range of units in year 1 and year 2. These will provide a broad experience and deep understanding of a variety of topics, including:

  • Construction Principles
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Construction Technology
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Surveying in Construction
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction (CAD and Manual Techniques)
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction.

How is this course assessed?

  • The majority of work will be coursework
  • You will take 1 exam during the first year

What might this course lead on to?

  • The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and worth up to 420 UCAS points (equivalent to 3 A* grades)
  • Students who complete the course can progress on to: university, studying a specific engineering discipline, as well as gaining opportunities for employment and apprenticeships.
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