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Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Course description

This course is aimed at learners who either want to progress onto the Extended Diploma in CBE (full-time) or are currently working as trainees, construction technicians or trade persons in the construction, civil engineering and building services engineering sector and waiting to progress to the HNC in Building or Building Services Engineering.

Course content

The award has been developed as a work related qualification reflecting the knowledge and understanding required in the construction, civil engineering and building services sector.

Units may include:

  • Health, Safety & Welfare in CBE
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics in CBE
  • Science and Materials in CBE
  • Construction Technology and Design
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Graphical Detailing

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade A* - C, a relevant trade craft qualification (NVQ L3) and/or experience and a successful interview.


Learners will complete coursework, research, written reports, presentations, test papers and practical exercises dependant upon the unit content as part of the assessment process.

Future opportunities

Learners can progress into employment and/or further and higher qualifications such as Higher National Certificate in Building Studies, or Extended Diploma in CBE.

Further information

There is an expectation that learners will have good time management skills and work in their own time to complete the necessary reading, research and assessment work to be successful on this qualification. Learners will have the opportunity to participate in educational and/or residential visits.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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