The syllabus followed and outlined below is Edexcel. This is a practical, work related course based on realistic workplace situations and activities.
> Unit 1 Construction Principles
> Unit 2 Construction Design(Foundation Diploma unit)
> Unit 4 Health and Safety in Construction
> Unit 5 Construction Technology
> Unit 7 Surveying in Construction
> Unit 10 Graphic Detailing in Construction
> Unit 18 Building Regulations and Control in Construction
> Unit 9 Management of a Construction Project
> Unit 10 Building Surveying in Construction
> Unit 17 Projects in Construction
Extended Certificate units are in bold
Recommended support materials and revision guides
Students will be expected to keep abreast of technology advancements including Construction trends through quality newspapers and magazines, reference materials and appropriate documentaries.
Examination arrangements and weightings
BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate consists of four mandatory units that provide for a combined total of 360 guided learning hours.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma consists of seven mandatory units plus three optional units that provide for a combined total of 720 guided learning hours.
A minimum of a Merit Level at BTEC Construction Level 2 is preferred.
What can I do after I’ve completed the course?
You are likely to be aiming to be employed in a job covering: architectural design, estimating, planning, buying, surveying, property, housing, site engineer, site technician, surveying, etc