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Construction in the Built Environment Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bath College

Course description

If you enjoy practical and design work and are interested in achieving a technician status, then this course could be for you. This course will help you develop professional, technical and design skills and improve your ability to carry out a broad range of vocational roles within the construction industry. Throughout the course, you will undertake a hypothetical construction contract from start to finish. This will give you an insight into the roles of an architect, building surveyor, quantity surveyor, project manager and contractor.

Course content

The study areas on the course are a mix of 18 compulsory and optional units.
Units include:

  • Building technology: explores different ways of building and the different technologies and methods used and where and when to apply them
  • Project management: explores planning a project, from inception to completion. On-site organisation, programming and planning of resources
  • Sustainability: explores the impact that the built environment has on both the natural and existing built environment
  • Design procedures: explores the various approaches to designing the built environment including pre-design studies and design constraints
  • Applied science: deals with the nature and use of building materials and the use of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting and acoustics
  • Building regulations: deals with the laws and regulations that cover building work.
  • Measurement estimating and tendering: covers planning, resource management, measurement and estimation of construction costs

Entry requirements

In order to make this course as accessible as possible, there are a number of entry routes, including:

  • Level 2 Diploma in a relevant subject such as construction, engineering or science with at least overall merit grade
  • Four full GCSEs at C or above, including maths, science and English language
  • An equivalent qualification with an appropriate profile
  • A formal interview with an initial assessment of skills will also have to be undertaken.


Your work and progress will be continuously assessed by a range of methods, including assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises. Timed assessments may be used occasionally as part of the programme.

Financial information

Are there any additional costs?

Resources fee

Future opportunities

The 90 Credit Diploma is a one year full-time course, if this is completed successfully it can allow you to return the following year to complete the Extended Diploma qualification.
On successfully completing the second year, you can progress to higher education on one of our HNC or HND programmes, or on to employment in the construction industry at technician level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 February 2016

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