Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 6
Course Coordinator: Yvonne.ODonnell@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 527
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Yvonne.ODonnell@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 527
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 15
Course Coordinator: Paul.Allen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 7
Course Coordinator: Paul.Allen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 14
Course Coordinator: rob.graham@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 527
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 11
Course Coordinator: rob.graham@swc.ac.uk

Description

The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of construction, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of construction through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.

Additional Information

The course is suitable for school leavers wishing to progress to university or undertake a Foundation Degree at SWC. Those who have been in industry (perhaps coming from a trade background) who wish to progress their career often complete this course. Traditionally the course is undertaken full time, 3 - 4 days per week giving students the opportunity to work part-time. Students will also have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills or GCSE qualifications in Mathematics, English and ICT.

Course Content

During the course, students will be able to undertake additional qualifications to support their main programme of study – e.g. 2D AutoCAD. This will help improve practical skills and enhance employability. The student experience will be further enhanced by regular visits to construction sites helping to contextualise the learning. Guest speakers from disciplines across the industry also regularly deliver lectures on specialised topics. All learners will be given the opportunity to undertake a short work placement in the construction/civil engineering industry during the course of their studies._x000D_

Optional Modules

  • Building Surveying in Construction_x000D_ ,
  • Site Engineering for Construction,
  • Measurement Techniques in Construction,
  • Further Mathematics for Construction, ,/li>
  • Construction in Civil Engineering,
  • Provision of Primary Services in Construction,
  • Work Experience in the Construction Sector,
  • Projects in Construction_x000D_ Building Information Modelling,
  • Quantity Surveying,
  • Quality Control Management in Construction,
  • Building Services Science,
  • Economics and Finance in Construction,
  • Planning Application Procedures in Construction,
  • Property Law,
  • Conversion, Adaptation and Maintenance of Buildings,
  • Housing Design Project,
  • Offsite and Onsite Alternative Construction Methods<
  • Renewable Energy for Housing,
  • The Housing Industry. /li>

    Assessment Method

    Three of the units are externally assessed: Construction Principles (examination), Construction Design (set tasks) and Tendering and Estimating (set tasks). All other units are internally assessed by projects and coursework assignments.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion, learners may progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree in, for example, Construction Engineering and Management, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Engineering and many other related programmes. It is also possible to progress directly into employment, or in some cases to self-employment, using the skills learned.

  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs grade C or above or Level 2 BTEC. Entry is subject to a successful interview