Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment



This part-time 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.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will cover a range of the following subjects:

Construction Principles
Construction Design
Construction Technology
Health & Safety in Construction
Surveying in Construction
Building Regulations and Control in Construction
Offsite and Onsite Alternative Construction Methods
Renewable Energy for Housing
Project in Construction
Graphical Detailing in Construction

What Next?

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 www.oaklands.ac.uk, or using the email: advicecentre@oaklands.ac.uk

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma in Construction can lead to progression on to the HNC in Construction or other Higher Education courses or alternatively into employment within the construction and property industry.

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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.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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