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Construction & the Built Environment at West Midlands Construction UTC

Course description

This is a new TechBac qualification from City & Guilds that offers students an overview of the entire construction industry. Students will learn about the aspects of design, surveying, planning, project management, facilities management and build processes through a series of industry led projects. All of our projects will be based around real life construction scenarios and will make use of our purpose built construction facilities that will combine the best of vocational and academic education to create a 'vocademic' curriculum.

This course is equivalent to either 1 or 2 A Levels depending on options selected. Students will select a selection of A Levels, AS Levels and other Vocational qualifications to support their chosen direction.

Course content

The course will explore all of the professional and technical aspects of the build process from design, to build and to value and use. In addition the impact of new technologies, and in particular Building Information Modeling (BIM) will feature heavily throughout the course. A detailed exploration of sustainable technologies and materials will also feature within the course.

Entry requirements

An interest in any aspect of the Construction and Built Environment alongside 5A*-C at GCSE including English and Maths. Applicants from students who fail to achieve these requirements will be considered on a case by case basis and they should contact WMCUTC for more information. A Level 2 programme is also available for students achieving 5A*-E including English and Maths.


Assessment is a combination of internally assessed projects an externally assessed examinations.

Future opportunities

The Construction Industry makes up around 10% of the nation's workforce and is growing faster than much of the economy. Salaries are increasing rapidly year on year and over the next five years over 500 000 places will need to be filled. Our curriculum will prepare students to be exceptional employees in a wide range of professional and technical roles in the Built Environment including Architects, Interior Designers, Surveyors,  Civil Engineers, Construction Managers, CAD CAM Engineers, BIM Engineers and a range of related IT positions.

Further information

Please refer to our website for further information

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2014
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    • In our first year we will be housed at the Northwood Park campus. This will enable students to be directly involved in the Design and Build of our final site at the Springfield Campus in central Wolverhampton. Our students will use the construction of the final site as a learning experience and make actual Design and Build decisions that affect the layout and structure of the bespoke buildings.

      The Northwood Park campus will be significantly refurbished and our timetable will be altered to accommodate the additional travel time required to reach the site.