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Sustainable Construction Pathway Level three Access to Higher Education Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

The aim of this one-year full-time course is to enable mature learners to gain entry onto a higher level construction-related qualification. The Level Three Access to Higher Education Diploma programme provides an entry qualification to a range of undergraduate programmes and degrees at local and national universities. The course is fast paced and will normally be timetabled for approximately 15 hours per week, for the full academic year.

Course content

Topics you will study include:

  • Environmental science
  • Sustainability construction technology
  • Health safety and welfare management
  • Airtight technologies in sustainable construction
  • Low carbon techniques and technologies used in buildings
  • Advise clients and customers on sustainable construction
  • Design principles for sustainable construction
  • Construction industry, organisation and procedures
  • Measured surveys and drawings
  • Specification and design of low carbon buildings

Entry requirements

  • Good level two (GCSE) skills with at least a minimum of three GCSEs at C or above, to include English and maths, plus successful initial assessment, or:
  • Level Two Diploma in Progression and GCSE maths and English, plus successful initial assessment


A variety of assessment methods are used, typically including assignments, presentations, essays and examinations.

Future opportunities

The access courses are designed to prepare you for progression to study on the College’s Higher National Certificate in Construction, the higher national diploma or a range of honours degrees such as BSc Construction, BSc Project Management and BSc Sustainable Environment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016

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