BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Course Information

  • Course Type Adult - Professional
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length 36 weeks
  • Start Date 13-Sept-22 (expected)
  • End Date 01-Jul-22
  • Day Tuesdays and Thursdays (expected)
  • Times 9:00 – 17:00
  • Fee Funding options available*
  • Reduced Fee


  • Course Code 6YP142GA/1/A

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment is intended as a Tech Level qualification, equivalent in size to 2 A Levels. It allows you to develop significant core knowledge within construction and the built environment disciplines.

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure that it is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. In addition, higher education representatives have been involved to ensure that it fully supports entry to the relevant range of specialist degrees.

The qualification provides the essential knowledge, understanding and skills that will allow you to progress directly to employment, or to an apprenticeship in the construction sector.

There are five mandatory units, which cover the following aspects of construction:

  • construction principles
  • construction design
  • health and safety in construction
  • construction technology
  • surveying in construction

There are many roles in this sector where recruitment is at graduate level. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to the admission requirements to many relevant courses, for example:

  • HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction pathway)
  • HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction pathway)

*Click here to view the funding options for this course

Entry Requirements

No prior study of the sector is needed, but you should normally have a range of achievement at level 2, in GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, including English, mathematics and science.


Excellent classrooms with access to IT equipment and variety of books, journals and online resources through the College Learning Resource Centre.

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