The Built Environment industry in the UK has long had an international reputation for excellence, innovation, creativity and inspiration in building, and it’s currently experiencing a surge of growth, offering huge career opportunities for today’s young people. It’s the UK’s largest industry, employs over 2 million people, accounts for around 10 per cent of the workforce, and will grow by 70 per cent over the next decade. It’s estimated that the industry will need almost 50,000 more employees over the next four years, so the job prospects in this sector are very promising.
A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction is a practical, work related course which is accepted by the construction industry and professional institutions as the nationally recognised technician level qualification prior to HNC. You learn by assignments practical assessments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities.
It is a broad based course that enables you to develop a career in the civil engineering industry.
Learners will be able to choose one of two pathways: Construction and the Built Environment, and Civil Engineering.
The course has a mixture of mandatory and optional units based on industrial requirements and specific knowledge.
The course begins in early September. You will study 6 units per year. The course has a mixture of exam and assignment based units.
5 GCSE’s at grade 9 (A*) –to grade 4 (C) (Maths, English & Science are essential and other GCSE result must be associated the relevant construction and design topics).
Students who have completed a Diploma in Construction may progress to a BTEC HNC Diploma Course in Construction and then to Study a Degree in a Construction related course at an appropriate university.
Our tutors have strong links with employers in the region. There are currently a number of major construction and regeneration projects taking place in Sheffield and these links have allowed students to gain vital experience through site visits.
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