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Construction BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is an engaging programme aimed at students who are looking for a challenging career in the Construction, Architecture or Civil Engineering industry.

This a full-time course (three days a week) which runs for two years.

You will study a range of subjects from the following:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Materials
  • Construction Technology & Design
  • Building Technology
  • Project Management
  • Graphical Detailing
  • Surveying
  • Economics
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Building Surveying
  • Building Services
  • Building Regulations
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Property Valuation
  • Design Procedures
  • Property Law
  • Planning Procedures
  • Civil Engineering
  • Conversion and Adaptation
  • Management Techniques

The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials, site visits, field trips and guest speakers.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English Language and Science.


The course is assessed through a blend of assignments, practical tasks and job knowledge tasks. Each subject is awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction and the combined marks produce the final overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction for the course as a whole.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course provides a number of options in both education and employment and sets you on your way to becoming a professional within the built environment.

In employment, the course prepares you to enter the construction industry at trainee level, with the possibility of studying a Higher Education course part-time. The course could help you work in a technical, supervisory or managerial role. Possible areas within the sector include: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Planning, Construction Management, Highways and Environmental Services.

In education, the course prepares you for Higher Education, bringing your professional and academic knowledge up to the required level allowing you to progress onto a number of degree courses.

Please note that for some university courses you may need GCSE English and/or Maths and Science at C or above. You must check this with the universities you may wish to apply to.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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