What will study? 1 Construction Principles Learners will develop an understanding of the underlying principles used in the design, construction and refurbishment of buildings and infrastructure. We will cover construction materials, processes, effects of temperature and the behaviour of materials under load, solving practical construction problems and human comfort. 2 Construction Design Learners will apply the principles and practice of design and construction for low and medium rise buildings and structures. We will cover the design process, building design production, construction methods and techniques and sustainability. 4 Construction Technology Learners will examine the underlying principles and construction methods using in the construction of buildings and their associated external works. We will cover forms of low rise construction, foundation design, superstructure design and external works. 5 Health and Safety in Construction Learners will carry out a safe system of work and investigate the significance of safety system reviews including the responsibility of employees and employers. We will cover health and safety legislation, the development of a safe system of work for construction operations and understanding the need for the review of safety systems. Is this the right course for me? To be successful, you must be a strong independent learner who can analyse and decimate written and numerical information accurately. You need to relish the challenges of researching, conducting and analysing data, and enjoy working collaboratively. If you are keen to broaden your knowledge of construction at a technical or professional level, or are interested in studying a construction related degree at university, this course will suit you.
|Qualification name||BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF)|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2021|
GCSE Min. 4 in Maths and English Plus two grade 4s.