Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma in Construction

Level 3 in Construction, Built Environment

Level 3 in Construction, Built Environment

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 04/09/2023
Level: 3
Start Date: 04/09/2023
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MC1NDC1
About the Course

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.


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 Architect 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. 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.


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

How to Apply

You can apply through our online application, just click on Apply.

Students who attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16, your school will be able to help you with this.

If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448 or .

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a Welcome Event and for a guidance discussion. Through the Welcome Event you will get the chance to learn more about college and your course. When you have your conditional offer, you will be invited and required to attend new student Taster Days during the summer before the start of your course. Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

Share this page:
If you are unsure about the right course for you or would like to talk about our courses in more detail with a member of staff, then get in touch
Cambridge| Huntingdon| 01223 418200|