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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (RQF)

Level 3
Full-Time
22/23
60308618
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Overview

The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.

During the course, students will be able to undertake additional qualifications to support their main programme of study – e.g. 2D AutoCAD. This will help improve practical skills and enhance employability. The student experience will be further enhanced by regular visits to construction sites helping to contextualise the learning. Guest speakers from disciplines across the industry also regularly deliver lectures on specialised topics. All learners will be given the opportunity to undertake a short work placement in the construction/civil engineering industry during the course of their studies.

Year One

  • Construction Principles
  • Construction Design
  • Construction Technology
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Surveying in Construction
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction
  • Year 2
  • Tendering and Estimating
  • Measurement of a Construction Project
  • Further Mathematics for Construction
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Construction in Civil Engineering
  • Measurement Techniques in the Construction Sector
  • Work Experience in the Construction Sector
  • Site Engineering for Construction

Four GCSEs grade C or above or Level 2 BTEC. Entry is subject to a successful interview.

Three of the units are externally assessed: Construction Principles (examination), Construction Design (set tasks) and Tendering and Estimating (set tasks). All other units are internally assessed by projects and coursework assignments.

Upon successful completion, learners may progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as, the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Construction Engineering with Surveying, Ulster University Foundation Degree in Engineering with Civil Engineering, Foundation Degree in Building Services with Sustainable Energy (validated by The Open University) with progression routes to Top-Up Hons Degrees in BSc (Hons) Top Up Construction Engineering and Management (validated by The Open University) or BEng (Hons) Top Up Degree in Building Services with Sustainable Energy validated by The Open University).

It is also possible to progress directly into employment, or in some cases to self-employment, using the skills learned.

The course is suitable for school leavers wishing to progress to university or undertake a Foundation Degree at South West College. Those who have been in industry (perhaps coming from a trade background) who wish to progress their career often complete this course. Traditionally the course is undertaken full time, 3 - 4 days per week giving students the opportunity to work part-time. Students will also have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills or GCSE qualifications in Mathematics, English and ICT.

2 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

Dungannon

Full-Time

P3618DF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

15.5

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

01/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-17:00

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

Omagh

Full-Time

P3618OF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Further Education

Mode of Study

15.5

Hours per Week

34

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

01/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-17:00

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee N/A

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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