Below are the sessions that are available for this course.
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Do you have a passion for construction and farming, but you are not sure which to pursue? Why not enrol on our new Pearson L3 National Diploma in Construction with National Extended Certificate in Agriculture. This Level 3 qualification will give you the option to progress into Higher Education in either the construction or agriculture sectors, or can be your doorway into a career in either sector.
The aim of the course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the fields of both construction and agriculture, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them to progress to Higher Education, or alternatively enter employment in either sector directly.
The course is suitable for school leavers wishing to progress to university or undertake a Foundation Degree at South West College. This new course would also be suitable for those students who have been in industry (perhaps coming from a trade or farming background) who wish to progress their career. The course will be undertaken on a full-time basis. Students will also have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills or GCSE qualifications in Mathematics, English and ICT
During the course students will be able to undertake additional qualifications to support their main programme of study – e.g. 2D AutoCAD, Construction Skills Register (CSR) Card. This will help improve practical skills and enhance employability. The student experience will be further enhanced by regular site visits, helping to contextualise the learning. Guest speakers from disciplines across industry will 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 or Agriculture sectors during their course of study.
Health & Safety in Construction
Surveying in Construction
Graphical Detailing in Construction
Building Regulations & Control in Construction
Professional Working Responsibilities
Plant and Soil Science
Work Experience in the Land-based Sectors
Management of a Construction Project
Building Surveying in Construction
Measurement Techniques in Construction
Land-based Machinery Operations
Four of the units are externally assessed: Construction Principles (examination), Construction Design (set tasks) and Professional Working Responsibilities (examination) and Plant & Soil Science (examination. All other units are internally assessed by projects and coursework assignments
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, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Building Services with Sustainable Construction, Applied and Environmental Sciences and many other related programmes at SWC. It is also possible to progress directly into employment, or in some cases to self-employment, using the skills learned.
Four GCSEs at grade C or above or Level 2 BTEC. Entry is subject to a successful interview.