Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Entry 3 / Level 1 Diploma in Construction

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:1 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019
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Course Overview

Full time, one-year programme. On this course you will need to complete thirteen units. This qualification offers an engaging programme for 16 to 19 and also 19+ who wish to follow a vocationally related course to develop a range of employability skills essential for success in working life. This programme provides a variety of diverse and varied units, enabling students to have an introduction to the work of various occupations in the construction industry.

The course is made up of 13 units relating to practical skills, including Brick, Carpentry and Plumbing. Theory units are to include Health and Safety and drawing skills. Functional Skills or GCSE maths or English will also form part of the programme, and all learners will be required to study at an appropriate level.

You are expected to supplement College work with personal study at home or in the Learning  Resource Centre.

Progression & Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you can progress on to a Level 1 Craft or Building Services programme, where a deeper understanding of your chosen construction pathway will be continued.

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs including maths and English at grade 1 or 2, general education and a keen interest in your chosen subject area. In addition, a good school attendance record and report is required.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

All internally assessed units will be assessed in a variety forms, including case studies, assignments, work based simulations, short tests and assignments along with projects and performance observations of a practical nature.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through UCASprogress.com or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.
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Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.
3/3/18