Level 3

Construction & the Built Environment


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+

Keen on working in a construction-related area as a surveyor, manager or architect?

Then it makes sense to get a recognised construction-industry qualification.

The subsidiary and extended years of this course feature a number of mandatory units, and a range of optional ones so you can select your specialisms.

Units on the course include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Materials in Construction
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Technology & Design in Construction

Assessment is via coursework covering both your theory and practical knowledge.

There are also formal exams.

There's a requirement for 45 days of work experience via an industry placement to get your qualification.

You'll need GCSEs at level 4 (C) or above to study on this course.

The subsidiary year leads on to the BTEC Level 3 (Extended) Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, which can also be studied full-time or part-time.

After successfully completing the extended year you could enter employment or choose to study at HNC or degree level.

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Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.