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Construction & The Built Environment Extended Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction is for those who seek a varied, highly valued qualification, with the practical and theoretical tools of the construction industry, to progress on to a number of high earning jobs within the sector.

Our course offers unique training from industry experts which can lead to careers in areas such as architecture, land surveying, building control, civil or structural engineering and building management.

Course content

The Extended Diploma is the second year of study that consists of a further 9 units being completed following on from successful completion of the 90 credit Diploma with study being made up from the following units:-

Compulsory unit:-
Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering

Other units typically include:-

Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built Environment
Economics and Finance in Construction and Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Services in Construction
Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (optional unit required for some degree course)
Property Valuation in Construction
Civil Engineering Construction
Planning Procedures in Construction
Building Regulations and Control in Construction

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade A/8 - C/4 including Mathematics & English Language or an equivalent qualification such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction or Engineering at Merit Level.

Assessment

The course is assessed through written assignments which are assessed and graded during your course as well as practical observation and written tests. If you successfully complete all units.

Future opportunities

After you have completed the course, you could progress to:

- HNC/HND in Construction,
- Foundation Degree in Construction related courses such as Civil Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Technologist, Construction Management, and Building Surveying,

- Employment at technician level within the construction industry or higher level apprenticeships.

Further information

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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    • Woodlands Campus

      An £8.5 million expansion of our Woodlands Campus now incorporates a new state of the art specialist centre for multi-craft, bricklaying, painting and decorating, plastering, carpentry and an expanded motor vehicle training facility. A new sports pitch also enhances the existing sports facilities.

      The new Engineering and Construction facility houses twelve new workshops; six for construction and six for motor vehicle. The rooms accommodate an MOT/motor sport workshop; an engine workshop and further rooms for decorating, plastering and brickwork.

      Woodlands has purpose-built engineering workshops as well as commercial-standard hair and beauty salons. Our IT facilities, learning resource centres and library are also first-rate.

      We also offer a selection of higher education courses at our Woodlands Campus so you can continue your studies with us.

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      The main bus terminal in north Solihull is located in Chelmsley Wood centre. The number 94, 676, 694, 71, 966 and 966A stop at the main terminal with the number 94 stopping on Auckland Drive. The nearest train stations are Marston Green or Water Orton station both located approximately 20 minutes away.

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      The College has free car parking facilities on-site.