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Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

Have you ever thought about a career as a construction site manager? In an industry that’s always in need of skilled, qualified experts and currently unable to meet demand, this Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment is designed to give you the foundations necessary for a life long career. You’ll learn what it takes to succeed as a construction manager in this modern, challenging industry, developing a variety of skills and techniques around project management, civil engineering, surveying, the built environment and graphical detailing. Focusing on important aspects like health, safety and welfare in the construction industry initially, you’ll then move on to learning all about measuring, estimating and tendering processes, as well as what settling out is, using maths and science alongside a number of different tools and materials to help you succeed. You’ll also learn how to effectively plan and coordinate large projects to crucial timescales!

Entry requirements

We ask that you have at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to enrol on this diploma, including Maths, English and a Science subject.


Throughout the course, you’ll be completing a variety of coursework that will be continually assessed, with your tutors checking you’re developing all the necessary skills you’ll need. You’ll also take part in a series of assignments, both practical and written, that will be assessed as well.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

With this Level 3 Diploma, you’ll have the qualification you need to continue onto a university level degree or course related to the construction industry. You may want to advance onto an HNC, followed by an HND in Construction and the Built Environment to further develop your skills. Whichever path you choose to take, you’ll be developing a wide range of abilities and knowledge to help you succeed in a number of different career opportunities in construction. Link to Careers or Link to Careers 2 As well as a construction manager, you could also work as a civil engineer, a quality surveyor, or even specialise in architectural design, with salaries ranging from £40,000 to over £70,000 per year!

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: 10 April 2018
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    • Openshaw Campus is a welcoming centre, offering courses for school leavers, adults, university-level students and professionals. Many of the facilities at Openshaw are open to the community, including a library, salon, restaurant and fitness centre. Openshaw is a vibrant, modern campus, designed to be a supportive learning and social environment.

      Facilities at Openshaw Campus include:

      • IT suites with tools for multimedia courses
      • purpose-designed retail unit offering real life experience to retail learners
      • recording studios
      • outdoor amphitheatre for live music
      • state of the art automotive, engineering, construction and electrical technology and training vehicles
      • hair and beauty salons, open to the public
      • library resource centre (LRC)
      • gym and fitness centre, open to the public
      • award winning training restaurant (Bistro East), open to the public
      • nursery
      • air cabin

      Local area

      Openshaw is a suburb of east Manchester, a short bus ride from Manchester’s city centre. Openshaw Campus is built at the heart of the community with an open plan design and attractive green space and water features. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are close to the campus. Sportcity has a number of sports venues and fitness and sports facilities for the public. There is a 14-screen cinema five minutes away by car or 25 minutes on foot.