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Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Ashton on Mersey School and Sixth Form

Course description

Construction and its related industries are responsible for nearly 9% of employment within the UK. The careers and opportunities that can arise from studying Construction at Level 3 go far beyond the generic roles of architect, civil engineer and bricklayer. Modern construction involves a wide variety of roles that are ever-changing.

Studying construction allows you to keep an open view looking forward to your next choice, whether that be a university, apprenticeship or using the transferable skills in another field.

You will visit different sites to reinforce learning and help put the course into context. Professionals from within the industry will also visit to give you an insight into how it all works in the real world.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma is equivalent to two A Levels. You will cover twelve units over the two years. There are seven core units covering areas such as Health and Safety, Construction Technology, Building Technology and Sustainable Construction. The aim of these core units is to give an overview of the industry as a whole. The remaining units provide a wide range of skills and techniques that will enable you to pursue your chosen career pathway. These areas include Surveying, Graphic Detailing, Civil Engineering and Converting and Adapting Buildings. Many of the units have transferable skills. Overall you will achieve a wide range of skills that will allow you to specialise in many areas of construction at the next level.

Entry requirements

5 Full Course GCSEs at grade A*- C including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or above. To study this subject a BTEC First Diploma in Construction or equivalent qualification is preferred.


80% of this course will be assessed coursework and 20% will be a combination of controlled assessment and a written examination. This is a practical, work related course and you will learn by completing tasks and assignments that are based on realistic situations.

Future opportunities

This course presents you with the opportunity to follow a career pathway in many aspects of the construction environment, from technical/managerial apprenticeships to degree courses in Construction Management and Architectural Engineering. The transferable nature of the topics will enable you to access different industries or more entrepreneurial roles.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton on Mersey School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 August 2017
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