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Construction and the Built Environment BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at City College Plymouth

Course description

Construction is a wide-ranging profession with many disciplines. If you're looking to get a job in architecture, building management, surveying, quantity surveying, structural or civil engineering, project management or estates management, then this course will give you the skills you need to start your career in the technical and professional disciplines of the construction industry. You will learn about how buildings are constructed, sustainability, renewable energy and different material's properties. The study programme involves an element of practical work associated with surveying and the setting out of buildings. 

Course content

You will gain a solid foundation in the construction industry, focusing on giving you the skills and knowledge that you need to work as as Architect, Surveyor or Project Manager.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.

Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need one of the following:

  • four to five GCSEs at grades a*-C (including English and maths or a level 2 diploma
  • a BTEC first diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 2 or technical certificate in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.


You will be assessed through a range of coursework, formal assessments and exams. 

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may progress to:

  • the Construction Foundation Degree or HNC
  • the Civil Engineering Foundation Degree or HNC
  • a wide range of career in the construction industry.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 February 2016

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