BTEC L3 Diploma in Construction (Part Time, previously known as btec national certificate)

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Summary:

The course is for those working or hoping to work as a technician within the Construction Industry. It is suitable for school leavers who have gained relevant employment, for those working in administration or for those working on a construction site wanting to develop a career in the technical/professional side of the construction industry - such as Architecture/Architectural Technology, Quantity Surveying, Construction/Project Management, Building Surveying.

Course Code: B1911 Minimum Age: 16 Course Length: Two years Entry Requirements:

Entry Requirements:
A total of 4 GSCEs at grade (A*-C) which includes:

  • GSCE grade (A*-C) in English
  • GCSE grade (A*-C) in Science
  • GCSE grade…

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Summary:

The course is for those working or hoping to work as a technician within the Construction Industry. It is suitable for school leavers who have gained relevant employment, for those working in administration or for those working on a construction site wanting to develop a career in the technical/professional side of the construction industry - such as Architecture/Architectural Technology, Quantity Surveying, Construction/Project Management, Building Surveying.

Course Code: B1911 Minimum Age: 16 Course Length: Two years Entry Requirements:

Entry Requirements:
A total of 4 GSCEs at grade (A*-C) which includes:

  • GSCE grade (A*-C) in English
  • GCSE grade (A*-C) in Science
  • GCSE grade (A*-B) in Maths

OR Level 2 Construction Diploma.

Mature applicants with suitable experience in the construction industry may gain entry to the course, subject to interview.

Core Skills:

Sustainable Construction The unit provides a fundamental understanding of the ways in which the activities of the construction sector impact upon the natural environment.
Construction Technology & Design in Construction and Civil EngineeringThis unit will enable learners to cope with the requirements of construction related projects as they pass through various stages from design to construction including the implications of changes and variations in the design.

Science & Materials in Construction and the Built EnvironmentLearners will have the opportunity to investigate some of the typical materials used in their specific vocational pathway, including the identification of the most important materials, a basic understanding of how these are extracted, harvested or manufactured, their key properties and uses, the mechanisms that cause them to deteriorate and the techniques used to prevent such deterioration.
Mathematics in Construction and the Built EnvironmentThe unit explores the rules for manipulation of formulae and equations, calculation
of lengths, areas and volumes, determination of trigonometric and geometric properties, and the application of graphical and statistical techniques.

Graphical Detailing in Construction and the Built EnvironmentLearners will come to appreciate, the layout of drawings, the choice of scale and proportion, the types of views used, the use of correct line widths, conventional graphic symbols and the appropriate use of annotation.

Building Technology in ConstructionThe unit will introduce learners to the common forms of low-rise construction used for domestic and commercial buildings, including their substructures, and they will be shown how the development and use of prefabricated building components and systems in recent years has had a major impact on construction, including reducing site costs and the need for skilled labour.

Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction and the Built EnvironmentThe unit will provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the legal framework relating to employer and employee responsibilities. Learners will become familiar with the roles and responsibilities of personnel and with the procedures required following the occurrence of accidents.

Project Management in Construction and the Built EnvironmentLearners will develop an understanding of the management functions of planning and
the techniques that are available both off and on site to effectively plan the deployment of resources needed successfully to complete a project.

Surveying in Construction and Civil EngineeringLearners will become familiar with basic surveying techniques, be able to carry out simple surveying tasks and to present the data, and will understand the roles of surveying and setting out in the construction process.

Building Surveying in ConstructionThe unit will provide learners with an understanding of the role and responsibilities of Building Surveyors, including their interactions with other professionals. They will be able to apply the understanding gained to carry out building surveys, and be capable of producing survey reports and associated schedules for low-rise domestic and commercial buildings.

Measuring, Estimating & Tendering Processes in Construction and the Built EnvironmentThe unit will provide learners with a basic understanding of the processes and techniques commonly involved in measuring, estimating and tendering. They will be able to obtain detailed quantities from drawings and other documents, estimate the cost of a variety of construction works, know how to convert the estimate into a tender, and to provide outline cost estimates of proposed construction projects.
Computer Aided Drafting and Design in Construction
This unit aims to give learners the opportunity to gain knowledge of how CADD is used to produce drawings. Including the software and hardware components, and skills in using CADD software to produce 2D drawings and 3D models.

Assessment:

In Course Assignments

Academic Progression:

After successfully completing this programme, you could move up to a Degree, Foundation Degree or HNC/HND programme.

Career Progression:

The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of interesting and rewarding careers in construction.

Full Description:

The Level 3 Diploma will develop your knowledge of the core construction subjects. You will learn how construction businesses operate and the factors that affect them and the wider industry. You will also have the chance to develop and apply the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in a range of construction projects.

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