Course Duration
1 to 2 years
Location
Burslem Campus
Course Cost
£ 3340.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
FL5097
Start Date
06/09/2022
Start Time
-
Day
Mon - Fri

Course Summary

This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in construction and the built environment and reflects the managerial nature of the professional careers within the sector and combines academic learning with hands on experience of construction and the built environment. You will use design software to complete building structures, looking at materials used in construction from below ground to final stages of projects. You will use a variety of equipment from 3d laser scanning to ground radar along with how drones are improving the accuracy of planning and progress. You will study the importance of sustainability within the construction industry. You will complete site visits in a range of setting from material manufacturers to construction site visits and meet a range of construction professionals. There will also be the chance to complete work experience as part of the programme.The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A-Levels and allows progression to higher education or employment.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades A* to C (9 to 4) including English and Maths. You should have at least a grade B (6) in Maths GCSE due to the advanced Maths element of the course.

How Is It Assessed

Graded assignments set throughout the length of the course and three externally set and marked exams

How Is It Taught

The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. During the two years there are three formal exams to be completed. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.

What Could I do Next

From the Level 3 BTEC you could progress to university to study for a degree in an Construction and Built Environment-related subject such as construction site management, surveying, project management, or architecture. Or you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction and the Built Environment, leading potentially to a Higher Apprenticeship. Both routes will lead to professional roles within the Construction and Built Environment sector.

What Else Do I Need To Know

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a technical and professional qualification which is recognised by employers for the skill it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges and universities as equivalent to three A-Levels. Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades A* to C (9 to 4) including English and Maths. You should have at least a grade B (6) in Maths GCSE due to the advanced Maths element of the course.

How Is It Assessed

Graded assignments set throughout the length of the course and three externally set and marked exams

How Is It Taught

The course is assessed through a varied range of assessment methods. These will include; written assignments, group and individual presentations, role play, practical observation, report writing, poster presentations and oral questioning. During the two years there are three formal exams to be completed. You will be able to monitor your assessments and progress at any stage.

What Could I do Next

From the Level 3 BTEC you could progress to university to study for a degree in an Construction and Built Environment-related subject such as construction site management, surveying, project management, or architecture. Or you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction and the Built Environment, leading potentially to a Higher Apprenticeship. Both routes will lead to professional roles within the Construction and Built Environment sector.

What Else Do I Need To Know

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is a technical and professional qualification which is recognised by employers for the skill it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges and universities as equivalent to three A-Levels. Please note: It takes 2 years to complete this full Level 3 qualification. Progression to the second year of the course is subject to successful achievement of the first year of the course.

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