BTEC National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment | Walsall College

BTEC National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

The qualification forms the first step on the road to becoming an architect, quantity surveyor or civil engineer alongside various other construction related disciplines. The course also provides a progression opportunity to study the Higher National Certificate at Walsall College and progress from there onto a university placement to complete a degree level course.

During this course, having built a strong foundation of industry-specific knowledge and skills, you will have the opportunity to begin to specialise, focusing your study towards a specific employment outcome. 

The course is split into a number of units, including a wide range of optional units, allowing learners to begin to specialise and focus their studies towards a desired outcome.

 The units cover topics such as:

  • Technology in construction including traditional and modern methods of construction (MMC) and Sustainable Construction
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Project and Site Management
  • Mathematics for construction
  • Graphical Detailing including manual/AutoCAD/BIM

Assessment will take place in the form of tutor-marked assignments.

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Interview and initial assessment at an appropriate level. It is expected that students will be working at higher levels of numeracy and literacy or from related trade qualifications.

On completion of the course students will have the oppurtunity to progress onto:-

  • Honours Degree or Foundation Degree at University
  • Direct Employment within the industry
  • A Technical Apprenticeship within the industry
  • HNC - Btec Higher National Certificate in Construction

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Basic Information

Course Code B61F3CON9P
Location Green Lane Campus
Level Level 3
Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: Call to speak to Student Finance
Start Date Sep 09 2019

Special Information

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan - If finances have been holding you back from starting a course, you can now apply for a loan to help with the cost of these fees!



Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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