Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation 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: Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 1 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: Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Paul.Allen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 07 September 2020
Day: Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 527
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: rob.graham@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 13:00–20:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 195
Fee: 463
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Yvonne.ODonnell@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 13:00–20:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 195
Fee: 463
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Paul.Allen@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 16 September 2020
Day: Wednesday
Time: 13:00–20:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 7
Total Hours: 195
Fee: 463
Places Available: 12
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/civil engineering, 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/civil engineering through hands on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.

Course Content

The course is suitable for school leavers wishing to progress to a National Extended Diploma, university or undertake a Foundation Degree at SWC (if sufficient UCAS points have been gained through previous study.) 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.

Core Modules

  • Construction Principles,
  • Construction Design,
  • Construction Technology,
  • Health and Safety in Construction,
  • The course also includes CSR training and Level 2 2D Computer Aided Design.
  • Optional Modules

  • Surveying in Construction
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction,
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction,
  • Building Surveying in Construction,
  • Site Engineering for Construction,
  • Measurement Techniques in Construction,
  • Provision of Primary Services in Construction,
  • Quantity Surveying.
  • Assessment Method

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

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion, learners may progress to an Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or an Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering. There is also a possibility that if the student has gained prior UCAS points they may progress to Higher Education courses such as a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree in, for example, Construction Engineering and Management, Civil Engineering, 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