Level 3 90 Credit Construction and Built Environment

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 3
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Study Mode:
Full Time
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Awarded by:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £5421, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This course will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge to work in the sector.

You will gain an understanding of surveying processes, sustainable construction and how to use construction technology and design. You will also learn how to apply maths to construction and civil engineering processes.
T Levels Welcome


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This course expands on the specialist work-related focus of the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, and encompasses the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to gain confidence and progression.

The qualification will prepare you for progression within education or into employment in the appropriate vocational sector.

This course can be used to gain access to a specialist area of employment or to progress to a larger or different Level 3 programme.

This course is also suitable for adult learners who wish to gain work experience in a particular sector. It could also be a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a particular area of employment following a career break.


  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Maths in Construction & Civil Engineering
  • Science & Materials
  • Building Technology
  • Surveying Processes
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Building Regulations
  • Design Procedures.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
Assignment Feedback
Independent Learning


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Throughout the duration of the course, you will be assessed using summative assessments which could include the following:
  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Year Long Projects
  • Presentations
  • Essays
  • Reports.

These are internally set and marked by your course tutors.

Coursework will be assessed throughout the year and some units will be delivered on a "Semester" basis due to the nature of the unit content.

You will receive individual tutorials and complete at least four individual learner plans throughout the course, to track progress, targets and goals, work placement and career opportunities.

Industry links:

You will gain industrial experience through a variety of mechanisms, such as:
  • Site visits
  • Trade demonstrations
  • Secondments to industry
  • Guest speakers
  • Presentations from industry specialists.

This will ensure you are up-to-date with the latest techniques and innovations. There are a number of Staff Development days throughout the year to help develop and maintain teaching and assessment methods.


You will be expected to find meaningful work placement and experience during this study programme. You will receive support with CV and letter writing and interview techniques during tutorials.

You could progress to a relevant degree at New College Durham or university.

Alternatively, you coud progress into employment within the sector.

Meet our students

Sam Robertson (L3 Construction)

Sam Robertson

Sam progressed from Level 3 to our HNC in Construction & the Built Environment.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited to attend an interview at College.
Further Education

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Entry Criteria

You will hold four GCSEs at Grades 9 to 4, including maths, English and Science.