Who is this course for?
This programme of study is designed to allow you to develop the digital design skills and construction knowledge required to progress to employment at a technical or professional level within the construction industry. The programme offers a combination of college-based learning along with work placements in an industrial setting.
It provides the opportunity to enter a wide range of career pathways, including: Quantity Surveying; Property Surveying; Civil, Structural and Building Services; Engineering and Construction Project Management; and Architecture and Architectural Technology.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or higher, including Maths, English Language and a Science.
How long is this course?
This is a two-year full-time course, commencing September 2022.
What will I study on this course?
You will study a range of topics relating to the key principles required for the digital design of sustainable construction projects.
The course will enable you to develop an understanding of working practices in the construction industry and will include:
- Health and safety
- Construction technology and design
- Science and materials
- Building regulations
- Estimating and surveying
Using this knowledge and working to a design brief, you will use industry standard digital design packages to design, deliver and evaluate a fit for purpose, functional building.
What Qualification will I gain?
Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (equivalent to 2 A Levels).
Level 3 TQUK Diploma Design Engineer Construct (equivalent to 1 A Level).
Will I go out on work experience?
Courses at Highlands College are about preparing you for the world of work. This course includes work placements in industry where you will gain experience of the different job roles within construction.
What does this course lead on to?
The programme of study is designed to provide the opportunity to progress into employment in the construction industry, and/or further study on higher level courses such as HNC and BSc in Construction Management or Civil Engineering.
Employment opportunities include: Quantity Surveying; Property Surveying; Civil, Structural and Building Services; Engineering and Construction Project Management; and Architecture and Architectural Technology.
How much will it cost?
There are no fees for this course.
How can I find out more?
For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608582 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.