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Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Diploma Level 2 at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Construction and the Built Environment programme provides a broad knowledge of construction and allows you to develop skills in diverse areas from construction drawings to trades and techniques for domestic buildings. This is a work related qualification, reflecting the knowledge and understanding required by employers in the growing construction industry.

This course introduces the wide ranging central disciplines of the construction process and allied issues. This foundation course will enable students to progress to level 3 programmes and develop specialist skills in diverse areas from architecture to project management and civil engineering.

This is a work-related qualification, reflecting the knowledge, skills and understanding required in the sector and is designed to focus on:

  • Providing opportunities for learners to achieve a nationally¬≠ recognised level 2 vocationally-specific qualification.
  • Preparing learners for entry into employment and further education vocational qualifications such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.
  • Providing learners with knowledge and understanding of the key issues of sustainability and health, safety and welfare in the construction industry.
  • Providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

This course is taught through a mixture of classroom tuition, guided assignment work, personal study and practical activities. You will also engage in GEM and GAP activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course content

Construction and the Built Environment Diploma students will study 12 units including:

  • Structure of the Construction Industry
  • Exploring Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Sustainability in the Construction Industry
  • Use of Science and Maths in Construction
  • Construction Processess and Operations in Carpentry, Brickwork and other Construction Trades for Low-rise Domestic Building
  • Construction Methods and Techniques for Low-rise Domestic Building
  • Construction Drawing Techniques
  • Various units exploring and performing basic practical operations

Entry requirements

Normally 4 GCSEs (grades A*-E), including English and maths, or satisfactory results in a relevant Level 1 qualification, and an interview.

Future opportunities

Many vocational pathways within the construction and allied planning sectors such as architecture, building surveying, construction management and civil engineering. Alternatively, a career as a technician in the construction industry.

Construction BTEC 90 Credit Diploma or Extended Diploma Level 3

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016

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