Course details

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Qualification name BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Learning method Classroom based
Course type Free Courses for Jobs
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 16th September 2024
Cost £0.00
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Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

"Construction is a vital industry encompassing a huge range of roles, from architects and planners to engineers and management personnel. Britain is in great need of new talent in this field too, with hundreds of thousands of new workers expected to be required within the next few years to support multi-billion-pound regeneration and major home-building projects nationwide. If you want to help drive the sustainable future of the sector, our Level 3 Construction course will equip you with the essential tools to start building your career. Our course will develop your knowledge of a wide range of areas, with a particular focus on sustainability and the need for modernised construction techniques. You will gain an understanding of science and materials, building technology and renewable energy for housing, alongside key skills such as mathematics and project management. You will also have the opportunity to gain real-life experience on work placement and design and develop construction projects while working in a collaborative environment. By completing this course, you will receive a widely-recognised BTEC Level 3 qualification � you will enrol on the National Foundation Diploma (equivalent to 1.5 A-levels) in year 1 before having the opportunity to progress onto the National Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-levels) in year 2. The course will put you in a great position to progress towards careers in construction and design or move onto degree-level study in this field."

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Please refer to the University College Birmingham course page for specific entry requirements.

View the key features of this course.

"Health and safety Science and materials Building information modelling Building technology Renewable energy for housing Housing design project Digital technology Construction mathematics Sustainability Project management"

Understand how the course will be delivered.

"You will have three days per week in college as well as time spent on industry placement. Around 4-6 hours of homework per week is also advised.

Find out what material you will need.

No equipment required

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Staff will monitor your progress and have one-to-one meetings with you with targets set. You will also have progress reviews during your work experience, both from our staff and your employer. You will be assessed using a range of methods such as written assignments, employer-set projects and presentations. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024."

On completion of this qualification, you can progress onto a range of careers in construction or degree courses in Construction, Engineering or Business Management at University College Birmingham

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