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Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Extended Diploma at Blackburn College

Course description

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment is a practical, work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students, built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university. It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background.

Course content

The course is made up of 6 mandatory units plus optional units from a broad range of professional and subject-specific specialist units, offering learners the chance to study particular areas in depth and the opportunity to follow a clear specialist pathway. All students study these 6 mandatory units:-

  • 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 the Built Environment
  • Building technology in Construction

There will be plenty of visits to Construction Sites within the region, and you may have the chance to gain valuable work experience.

Entry requirements

Students should have a BTEC Level 2 Merit or Distinction Grade portfolio or at least four GCSEs at Grades A*- C. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. All students will need to demonstrate an active interest in Construction or related subject areas.


Students are continually assessed through coursework, assignments and through observation of their practical activities.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed your Level 3 Extended Diploma, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. A triple distrinction in your Extended Diploma gives the same level of UCAS Tariff points as 3 As at A-Level. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation. Particular courses students progress on to include: Construction and the Built Environment HNC, Construction Sustainable Design BSc (Hons), Construction Project Management BSc (Hons) or Construction Building Surveying BSc (Hons). Typical career routes are Architecture, Building Management, Building Surveying, Site Surveying and Estate Management. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 February 2016
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