During the course you will research and observe building techniques including both scientific and physical principles that are involved within construction practices. You will study the methods used for measuring and tendering work including costing operations to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget. You will also examine the design and administration of construction projects. The course includes being involved in practical surveying for land and buildings. You will experience producing and working with architects plans, utilising the latest CAD technology. All the assignments are delivered and learnt by completing projects and assignments which are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and the individual demands of that locality.
The Construction route will focus on buildings, towers and bridges and other structures built above the ground.
The Civil Engineering route will focus on roads and underground infrastructure such as tunnels, roads, water supply networks, sewers and possibly the conduits and access chambers for the underground distribution of utilities like telephone and electricity.
You will be required to study functional skills or GCSE English and maths if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade 4. (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade 4 in both maths and English).
Personal Study Time
Students are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.
Will this course suit me?
This course will suit you if you are interested in a career as a trainee quantity surveyor, building surveyor, architectural technologist, construction manager or civil engineer.
BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction.
This course carries UCAS points equivalent to 3 A levels. Please check the UCAS website for more details.