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Construction & The Built Environment Extended Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction is for those who seek a varied, highly valued qualification, with the practical and theoretical tools of the construction industry, to progress on to a number of high earning jobs within the sector.

Our course offers unique training from industry experts which can lead to careers in areas such as architecture, land surveying, building control, civil or structural engineering and building management.

Course content

The Extended Diploma is the second year of study that consists of a further 9 units being completed following on from successful completion of the 90 credit Diploma with study being made up from the following units:-

Compulsory unit:-
Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering

Other units typically include:-

Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built Environment
Economics and Finance in Construction and Civil Engineering
Mechanical and Electrical Services in Construction
Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment (optional unit required for some degree course)
Property Valuation in Construction
Civil Engineering Construction
Planning Procedures in Construction
Building Regulations and Control in Construction

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade A/8 - C/4 including Mathematics & English Language or an equivalent qualification such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction or Engineering at Merit Level.

Assessment

The course is assessed through written assignments which are assessed and graded during your course as well as practical observation and written tests. If you successfully complete all units.

Future opportunities

After you have completed the course, you could progress to:

- HNC/HND in Construction,
- Foundation Degree in Construction related courses such as Civil Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Technologist, Construction Management, and Building Surveying,

- Employment at technician level within the construction industry or higher level apprenticeships.

Further information

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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      Our Blossomfield Campus has everything you would expect from a modern, well-equipped college campus - and much more besides. Here you will find excellent facilities for work, study and relaxation, laid out over a pleasant site with plenty of car parking and good links to buses and trains.

      The Campus offers the highest quality teaching and support within a relaxed, student-focused atmosphere and a wide range of full and part-time courses. As well as further education courses we also offer a wide range of university accredited degrees, HNCs and HNDs.

      Every student at Blossomfield can access top-of-the-range IT resources in our Millennium Building, a substantial library, video and sound recording studios, hair and beauty salons, horticulture and animal care facilities and a superb language centre.

      All of this makes for a learning environment committed to student success.

      Finding us couldn't be easier, see below for details of how to get to our Blossomfield Campus.

      Via Bus or Train

      Solihull's main bus and train station is a 10 minute walk from the campus with the number 6, 30, 49, 69, 76, 166, 173.174, 175, 519 bus routes stopping outside the College campus.

      Via Road

      The College has free car parking facilities on-site.