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Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma is a two year course, which is equivalent in size to two A-Levels that consists of mandatory and optional units. Each unit contributes points proportionally to the overall grade allowing students to gain recognition in areas where they excel. Units are based on technical scenarios which will enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of technical areas that are relevant to the changing need of the construction sector.


BTEC are the awarding body and there are no end of course exams involved. This is an assignment driven course with the only practical assignment being part of the Surveying in Construction unit.


Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is Pearson Edexcel.


Where can this lead?

UCAS points for University / Higher Apprenticeship.


Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of a grade 6 in English, Maths and Science at GCSE level.


Course Breakdown - Lower Sixth

  • Construction Principles

  • Construction Design

  • Health and Safety in Construction

  • Construction Technology

  • Further Maths (A level)


Course Breakdown - Upper Sixth

  • Surveying in Construction

  • Graphic Detailing in Construction

  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction

  • Plus three further Optional Units


Enrichment Opportunities

Lessons will be taught by ‘industry standard’ qualified tutors, this helps students to focus on the strong emphasis of health and safety. This course has an optional work placement element and students will be able to liaise with RICS Surveyors, Conveyance Solicitors, Financial Advisors and will learn to deal with the general public. Completion of this course will leave students fully prepared for university or employment within the construction sector.


Additional Information

Additional Information: Several units involve Calculus and Geometry so a grade 6 in Mathematics is recommended.


For further information, please contact - Mr T Orwin /

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September