Level 3 Diploma

Construction and the Built Environment

This two year course will give you the underpinning knowledge and basic skills needed to work across a wide range of areas within the construction industry.

You’ll develop key skills in design, analysis and evaluation as well as study topics including surveying, setting out, estimating, construction design and health and safety.

You’ll explore the economic, social and environmental impact that the built environment has on individuals and communities, as well as look at the different demands made upon land use over time and the activities which shape, develop and influence the built environment.

This advanced level 3 diploma will enable you to fully understand how the construction sector works from the inside out.

Course includes

What will I study?

Year 1

  • Construction Principles
  • Construction Design
  • Tendering and Estimating
  • Construction Technology
  • Health and Safety in Construction

Year 2

  • Surveying in Construction
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Management of a Construction Project (studied on the Extended Diploma only)
  • Work Experience in the Construction Sector (studied on the Extended Diploma only)

You will also study Functional Skills or GCSE in Maths and English depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • HNC/HND in Construction and the Built Environment

Career options

  • Surveyor
  • Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Site Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Foreman
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2019 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college bus service collects over 1,400 students every day from far and wide. What’s more, getting to Reaseheath is FREE* on all college bus routes. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for up to 1,000 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

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