Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Construction & Civil Engineering

Twelve units are required to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Construction. There are 6 core units and 6 specialised units (all of which must be passed). The 6 core units are: -Health, Safety and Welfare, -Sustainable Construction, -Construction Technology Design, -Science and Materials in Construction, -Mathematics in Construction, -Building Technology in Construction The 6 specialised units are: Project Management in Construction, Graphical Detailing, Surveying in Construction, -Building Surveying, CAD and Surveying.


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  • Subject area:

    Construction Management

  • Duration:

    2 Year

  • Venue:

    Welwyn Garden City Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

About the department

For those of you already in employment within the construction industry, options exist to study courses on day-release, block-release or evening programmes according to the trade. Apprenticeships are also available. You will be taught by a dedicated team of tutors with experience and knowledge of the business world.

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

5 GCSEs with 4 points or at Grade C or above including English, Maths (Higher Tier) and Science or scuccessful completion of a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related vocational area including Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 2. More mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or un-paid employment.

The course provides a specialist work related programme of study covering key knowledge and skills required in the sector. It is broadly equivalent to 2 A levels in preparation for the HNC in Construction. The qualification offers an engaging programme for all students over 16. This qualification is designed to facilitate learners who are clear about their employment choice, and employed in the construction industry. For adult learners the qualification confirms and extends their work experience in the sector in preparation for an HNC in Construction. It also provides a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into the Construction Industry following a career break

A variety of assessment methods are used on the course such as case studies, assignments, work-based assessments together with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.

The course is part time for a duration of one day per week for two years. No special equipment is necessary although a scale ruler, scientific calculator and basic stationery will be beneficial. For site visits a pair of safety boots is advised. Hard hats and reflective safety clothing are provided for student use. Progression: This qualification provides access, subject to appropriate grades, onto the HNC in Construction.

You can progress onto our HNC in Construction or you may wish to further your career development within the industry. For further information please contact: 01727 737000, or through, or using the email:


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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
  • All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.