Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction

Science Park Campus, Kings Hedges Road

Course Duration:2 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:03/09/2020

Course Overview

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction- Full-time, 3 days a week over 2 years, equivalent to 3 A levels. On this course you will need to complete 18 units. Most learners progress to higher education within the Built Environment Sector at CRC on completion of this qualification.
This programme provides a variety of diverse and varied units, enabling students to have a greater and well-informed understanding of the construction industry. The course will enable the students to explore:

•  The structure of the construction industry.
•  How buildings are designed, estimated and constructed.
•  How health and safety and site welfare affect the construction industry.
•  How sustainability in the construction Industry is embedded with building technology.
•  The use of Science and mathematics in construction.
•  The use of CADD and graphical detailing to create structural designs.
•  A variety of project management methods and techniques.
•  Building regulation, property valuation and the conversion of structures.

Progression & Career Opportunities

This course carries UCAS points which enables progression to University or Cambridge Regional College Higher Education Programmes. Level 4 Higher National Certificate, Foundation Degree (level 5), employment within the construction industry at trainee management level, including the higher apprenticeship framework (level 5) where further qualifications may be gained at level 5 whilst being employed.

Career Roles

Site Engineer
Site Manager
Architectural Technician
Quantity Surveyor

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) to include Maths, English, Science and 1 other subject, or Level 2 Diploma or a GNVQ Intermediate Certificate in Construction

You will need an interview with a tutor and to be employed in a construction related job.

Concessions to the entry qualifications may be available for mature students (25+) subject to interview discussions with a tutor.

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 units are internally assessed predominantly in the form of coursework, short tests, assignments, etc.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through Mychoice@16

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form 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

Huntingdon Campus Status