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Construction & the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Lakes College West Cumbria

Course description

If you are looking to gain employment in the Construction industry then this full time course is the route for you. The course will give you the knowledge required to gain employment on site. The units you will cover include; Topographic Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering - carry out land surveys using appropriate equipment to produce accurate drawings, Design Procedures in Construction – learn about construction methods and factors that influence design, and develop skills in communicating ideas and in translating construction details into written and graphical instructions, Construction in Civil Engineering – learn the techniques, processes and materials used in the construction of civil engineering works, Sustainable construction – start to understand which features of the natural environment need to be protected and how the activities of the construction and built environment sector impact on the natural environment, omputer-Aided Drafting and Design for Construction – gain knowledge of how CADD is used to produce drawings and skills in using CADD software to produce 2D drawings and 3D models. Maths and English will be at the core of your study programme. For full details please visit

Entry requirements

Relevant Level 2 Qualification or have significant experience

Financial information

Free to all 16-18 and 19-23 year olds who do not already have a full level 3 qualification e.g. 4 or more AS Levels or 2 A Levels. Advanced Learning Loans are available for further education courses at Level 3, 4 & 5. They operate like higher education loans with deferred payments until you earn over approximately £21, 000 per year. (Information available at -learning-loans/overview) You have the option of taking out a loan or setting up a payment plan with the college that best suits your needs.

Future opportunities

Upon completion on this Level 3 course you can progress onto a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or seek full time employment in the industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lakes College West Cumbria directly.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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