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Construction & the Built Environment at West Midlands Construction UTC

Course description

This is a City and Guilds TechBac that offers students an overview of the entire construction industry. Students will learn about the aspects of design, surveying, planning, project management, facilities management and build processes through a series of industry led projects. All of our projects will be based around real life construction scenarios and will make use of our purpose built construction facilities that will combine the best of vocational and academic education to create a 'vocademic' curriculum.

This course is equivalent to up to 3 GCSEs depending on options selected. Students will select a selection of GCSEs and other Vocational qualifications to support their chosen direction.

Course content

The course will explore all of the professional and technical aspects of the build process from design, to build and to value and use. In addition the impact of new technologies, and in particular Building Information Modeling (BIM) will feature heavily throughout the course. A detailed exploration of sustainable technologies and materials will also feature within the course.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course for students joining in year 10. Students joining in year 12 will need to achieve 5A*-E grades at GCSE including English and Maths. An interest in Construction and the Built Environment and/or IT is strongly recommended.


Assessment is a combination of internally assessed projects and a single externally assessed examination.

Future opportunities

The Construction Industry makes up around 10% of the nation's workforce and is growing faster than much of the economy. Salaries are increasing rapidly year on year and over the next five years over 500 000 places will need to be filled. Our curriculum will prepare students to be exceptional employees in a wide range of professional and technical roles in the Built Environment including Architects, Interior Designers, Surveyors,  Civil Engineers, Construction Managers, CAD CAM Engineers, BIM Engineers and a range of related IT positions.

Further information

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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: 12 October 2014
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    • Springfield Brewery is a beautiful historic site in the centre of Wolverhampton. Together WMCUTC and the University of Wolverhampton are acquiring the site to renovate it and build new facilities to colocate the UTC and the University's School of Architecture and the Built Environment. Together these institutions will create a Centre for Construction Excellence in the heart of the West Midlands. Students joining the UTC in September 2015 will have the unique opportunity to be directly involved in the Design and Build processes of their own UTC. This will mean that during year 1 students will be based at an alternative school site in Wolverhampton from which they can engage in the construction of this amazing site.