Construction - Level 3 Study Programme - Construction Technical at Wakefield College
This qualification will develop your technical knowledge of the built environment sector.
It aims to give you an insight into how the buildings, infrastructure and landscape around us come into existence, and would like to find out more, this qualification covers all aspects of the creation of our towns and cities, and is fundamental to creating a sustainable future.
Technical posts in the Construction sector include those of Architects; Building Surveyors; Quantity Surveyors and Construction Managers.
As a technician within the Construction sector you can expect to earn up to £15000 per annum, and with fully qualified professional status have the potential to earn up to £70000,depending on the field.
What you will study
Whilst studying on this BTEC Foundation Diploma you will cover four mandatory units
* Construction Principles
* Construction Design
* Health and Safety In Construction
* Construction Technology
In addition you will study a further three optional units to develop your skills and knowledge around
How to design and how to produce drawings and specifications
How to plan organise and control of resources used in Construction
How to survey a site and then use the information from the survey to calculate quantities
How to measure works, estimate quantities and tender for construction work
In addition you will develop maths and science skills applied to Construction
How you will learn
The aim of the course is not only to extend the theoretical knowledge of the industry but also to introduce skills required for the workplace. Delivery is carried out traditionally in the classroom through formal and informal sessions, including practical and resource-based learning activities with tutorial back up. Working with employers, we aim to study local projects which help to extend the learning environment beyond the College premises.
Through this study programme you will develop the ability to learn independently; the ability to research actively and methodically; develop and strengthen communication skills through group activity and presentation work:
4 GCSEs at A*-C (new grade 9-4) including English and Maths
4 GCSEs at A*-C (new grade 9-4)
Level 2 Functional Skills in either English or Maths, and
Grade D (new grade 3) or Level 1 Functional Skills in the other
Two of the units are externally assessed.
Construction principles is assessed through a 90 minute written examination, taken in January or May/June.
Construction Design is assessed through a piece of externally set and marked coursework carried out in a supervised environment.
The remaining units are assessed through assignment work completed throughout the academic year that will identify how you applied the knowledge gained. Some of these assignments will be based around practical work carried out during the unit session.
All assignment work has to be completed within the timescales provided and is restricted to a single submission. In extreme cases an extension of time can be granted by the internal verifier and one resubmission granted
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residential etc. which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost. Different fees apply to international students.
Typically learners progress to a second year to complete an Extended Diploma. However some learners do progress to employment and return to study the Higher National Certificate on day release.
This course will enable you to progress your career into areas such as architecture, quantity surveying, building surveying, civil engineering and building services engineering. These jobs combine both office and on –site based activities.
Progression to direct employment in the sector could be as
trainee site engineer
trainee construction project technician
trainee technician estimator/buyer/planner
trainee construction design technician.
If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111
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How to apply
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