Construction and the Built Environment - Level 3 Triple Diploma
Course Code: CT1FE130
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The construction sector offers huge potential forstudents interested in the sector. Construction contributes nearly 90bn to the UK economy, 6.7% of the total. There are 2.9 million jobs filled in the Construction Industry, circa 10% of all jobs (in over 280,000 businesses). The global construction output is forecast to increase from around $8.5 trillion today to $12 trillion in 2025. The UK has the sixth largest green construction sector in the world and around 60,000 jobs are expected to be supported by the insulation sector alone by 2015. The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma (720 GLH) in Construction and the Built Environment is part of a larger suite of construction qualifications, in a range of sizes, which share the common purpose of helping people to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the construction sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education (HE) in university or college. By studying a BTEC National,students develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.
5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This course has a variety of methods of its delivery of its subject these will include: Site Visits, Guest Speakers, Guest Lecturers, Seminars, Class based written work, Digital Devices and E-Learning, Field visits and Role play. We have a specialist computer suite with Computer Aided Design andRevit.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.