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Construction and the Built Environment BTEC level 3 (Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) at Rosedale College

Course description

This course will give you a valuable insight into the construction industry and will allow you to grasp the breath of its activities, and the different personnel involved at craft, technical and professional level. You will learn about the complexity of the industry and the roles of the people involved in design and construction teams, including their responsibility for completing a contract on time, to budget and within quality control boundaries.

Course content

The core units studied are: Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment; Sustainable Construction; Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment. In addition to this, the units below are a sample of some of the optional units you could study: Science in Construction and the Built Environment; Materials in Construction and the Built Environment; Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering; Building Technology in Construction.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 A*- C grades or the equivalent at GCSE including a grade C in English, Mathematics and Science, alternatively a Merit in the BTEC Level 2 First Award in Principles of Science and BTEC Level 2 First Award Applications of Science.


Assessment for the BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment is criterion referenced. Each unit is marked through assignments - this is where students complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario which is marked by Rosedale Hewens Academy Trust A unit grade can then be awarded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Future opportunities

After the Extended Diploma you would be able to go on to do an HNC or to go on to study at degree level in construction management surveying, computer aided design, structural engineering or civil engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years