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Construction & the Built Environment Level 3 Diploma at Kendal College

Course description

This qualification is for people thinking about a career in Building Services Engineering / Civil Engineering. It gives learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. This qualification also provides career development opportunities for those who are already in work, and through articulation to higher education, degree and professional development programmes.

Course content

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment consists of six mandatory units plus optional units to produce a combined total of 120 credits for the completed qualification.

These include:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Sustainable Construction  
  • Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Building Technology in Construction


All assessment for this qualification is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction.

Future opportunities

Where next?

Specialist area of employment


  • Higher education, foundation degree or HND
  • Extend the specialist nature of the subjects you have studied
  • Professional development programme

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • The majority of our courses are based at our main site. The College completed a £12.9 million new build project in 2008, which includes reception, conference and seminar suites, hairdressing salons and 250-seat cafe with external balcony. The site also features the stunning Construction and Heritage Centre, which features cutting edge facilities for carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing and electrical installation.

      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.