Level 3 Construction & the Built Environment
|Mode of study||Vocational Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||6 September 2022|
|Course code||FLR3DCB (2224)|
Who is it for?
This course is tailored for learners who are interested in working or are already working in the construction sector but would like to learn professional construction industry skills to go alongside the practical elements of the construction industry. This course is an ideal starting point for careers in site supervision, quantity surveying, contracts management and architecture.
This is a two-year, full-time course and it has been developed by employers and professional bodies to ensure it fully supports entry onto the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or a range of relevant specialist degrees or higher apprenticeships.
A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English.
What does the course involve?
This course provides knowledge and skills across the broad range of the construction industry and builds upon the skills and techniques learnt at Level 2 (although this course can be studied without the Level 2 qualification). Much of the course is classroom-based learning with several units offering practical learning on this course. There is a work experience unit in year 2 where there will be a joint effort between college and students to find a work placement related to their construction area of interest, in recent years this has led to several students acquiring apprenticeships and joining the HNC construction course at level 4.
The course will equip you for a full-time career in professional construction roles or allow you to go on to further studies.
Units covered over two years (seven in the first year, eight in the second year):
Tendering and Estimating
Health & Safety in Construction
Surveying in Construction
Graphical Detailing in Construction
Building Regulations & Control in Construction
Management of a construction project
Building Surveying in Construction
Provision of Primary Services in Construction
Work Experience in the Construction Sector
Conversion, Adaptation and Maintenance of Buildings
Offsite and Onsite Alternative Construction Methods
Renewable Energy for Housing.
How is the course assessed?
There are twelve (on average per year) internal assessments in the form of assignments and two external assessments as time-controlled assignments in each year (two in year 1, one in year 2).
How much does it cost?
This course is free for 16–19-year-olds and it can be offered free to other learners who are taking a level 3 qualification for the first time.
Trips: A full or partial contribution to any trips must be made, the cost will vary depending on the details of the trip.
The successful completion of this course will give the options to go onto a career in construction and related industries. Possible areas of work include surveying, quantity surveying, site supervision, contracts management and architecture. You can gain further qualifications at Shrewsbury Colleges Group by completing the HNC Construction & Built Environment course at our Higher Education Centre.
An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Construction. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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HNC in Construction & the Built Environment
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy
I wanted a complete change in career and had always considered becoming an architect. When I came to an SCG Open Evening, tutors suggested the route of Higher Education in Construction. It is a great hands-on course and I especially enjoyed learning about CAD, as this is a skill I need to become an architect.
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