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Building Information Modelling BTEC - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

An introduction to the world of construction in anything managerial or technical and Building Information Modelling using AutoCAD Revit.

Course content

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an exciting new development which utilises the very latest in 3D computer modelling to support the design, manufacture and construction process. It is used by architects, construction professionals, designers and engineers to create a detailed 3D model for new buildings. It is seen as an important move forward for the construction industry and is supported by the Government which expects all its projects to be utilising 3D BIM collaboration from 2016. This course aims to prepare people for these roles by giving students both a broad construction curriculum alongside technical training in BIM-related software. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement during the second year of your programme. Core units: • Health, safety and welfare • Sustainable construction • Mathematics in construction and the built environment • Science and materials • Construction technology and design • Building technology in construction.  Possible additional units: • Graphical detailing in construction • Measuring, estimating and tendering processes • Mechanical services • Building regulations and control • Planning in Construction and Conversion and adaptation of buildings • Finance in Construction • ICT in Construction • Computer-aided drafting and design • Project in construction and the built environment • Design procedures in construction • Surveying and Levelling and setting out.  In addition • Work experience •  Performance improvement programme •Personal and social development •

Entry requirements

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including one in either maths or science.


Each unit will be assessed through a combination of practical work, written assignments and coursework.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.



Examples of financial help are:


Bursary fund



Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website: or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.




We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.


*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.


**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.


***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.


For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

Future opportunities

You are able to progress onto a HNC in a related discipline, a suitable university degree or a higher Apprenticeship.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dudley College directly.

Last updated date: 13 February 2017
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