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Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 at Gateshead College

Course description

Designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the construction industry and who are aiming to become construction professionals responsible for building projects of the future.

The course is taught at the Skills Academy for Construction and includes:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Maths and English improvement opportunity
  • Work placement opportunity

Course content

The subjects include mandatory and optional units, the mandatory units are:

  • Health safety and welfare in construction and the built environment
  • Sustainable construction
  • Mathematics in construction and the built environment
  • Science and materials in construction and the built environment

These will be in addition to five optional units chosen to reflect the requirements of the sector and provide a range of experience for the student.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above or equivalent, ideally including maths and English.


The courrse is assessed by a range of assignments including research activity, presentations and group tasks. There are no final exams.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities include:

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • Building surveying
  • Project management


Fast-track to an apprenticeship

If you can’t find the right apprenticeship vacancy or you want to do some studying first - no problem. You can start on a vocational study programme then once you’re ready and a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help you transfer on to an apprenticeship.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 April 2016

Key information


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    • This 3000 square metre facility is home to all our construction trade courses such as plumbing, electrical installation, painting & decorating and plastering with dedicated areas for each trade as well as a modern café.

      The facility ensures students and construction industry employers can further benefit from the college's experience in delivering specialist training in green and renewable energy technologies.

      These include solar photovoltaic, solar heating, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, heat pumps, biomass and combined heat and power training - all designed to enable the wider construction industry to gain new skills to remain competitive.