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Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Advanced) - Level 3

Overview

This course is aimed at students who want to pursue a professional career in the construction and built environment industry. It is recognised as a formal progression path towards gaining higher-level qualifications in a wide range of professional careers within construction, such as architectural technology, project management, quantity surveying, planning, building surveying and even architecture.

One of the main purposes of BTEC qualifications is to help learners to progress, ultimately, to employment within the Construction and Building Services Industry. Employers require learners to have certain technical skills, knowledge and understanding, but they also require employees to demonstrate employability skills. These skills enable learners to adapt to the roles needed to survive in the global economy and enhance their effectiveness in the workplace. Employability skills include: self-management, team working, business and customer awareness, problem solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy, a positive attitude to work and the use of IT.

The programme will provide an opportunity for you to undertake one week of work experience with a local employer in the first year of the course.

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20224800A1410FREEFREE* to £8583.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

What will I study?

  • Architectural and construction technology
  • Project management
  • Building and quantity surveying
  • Architecture
  • Scientific and mathematical applications for construction.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 in English language, maths and science.
  • For continuing learners, a relevant Level 2 in a craft occupation plus grade 4 in English Language or maths.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information - admissions@wnc.ac.uk.

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification includes two externally-assessed units.   

You will also be assessed through a variety of different methods which include:

  • projects
  • assignments
  • case studies
  • coursework

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How do I apply?

Apply online

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