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What's Involved

This full-time course is for you if you are interested in working in a construction-related area, i.e. tradesman or trainee surveyor, manager, architect etc. and if you wish to gain a formal qualification in the construction industry. The course is taught over 1 year and on successful completion you can progress to the Extended Diploma. You will attend three days per week.

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction has 9 units (3 per term). This is a generic course to teach you many aspects of construction from design technology, building surveying, construction management, maths, health and safety, planning and organisation, valuation etc.

Entry Requirements

If you are a school-leaver (aged 16 to 19), you must have a minimum of 5 GCSE 4/C grades including Maths and English.

Where will it take me?

This level 3 course is a equal to 1 "A" level at the end of the programme, On successful completion, you can progress to the Extended Diploma.

Course Assessment Method

All 9 units are marked on a task basis. Potential grades are: Pass, Merit and Distinction. An external verifier visits the college and your work is randomly examined for accuracy of marking and quality of work.

We have 4 compulsory units:

1 Health, Safety and Welfare; 2 Sustainable Construction; 3 Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment; 4 Science and Materials in Construction.

Where and When


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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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