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What's Involved

This course is for you if you following on from the Subsidiary Diploma and 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 further year and on successful completion you can progress to the HNC in Construction. You will attend three days per week.

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction has 18 units in total, 9 of which will have been completed at the Subsidiary Diploma level.

This is a natural progression from the Subsidiary Diploma 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

Successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma in Construction.

Where will it take me?

This level 3 course is a equal to 3 "A" levels at the end of the programme. On successful completion at Merit level, you can progress to the HNC Construction or a university-based degree programme. You can also progress to a variety of careers allied to the construction industry.

Course Assessment Method

All 9 units are marked on a task basis (a total of 18 units must be completed over the Subsidiary and Extended Diplomas) and you will be expected to produce this work using a word processor. 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 6 compulsory units:

1 Health, Safety and Welfare; 2 Sustainable Construction; 3 Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment; 4 Science and Materials in Construction; 5 Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering; 6 Building Technology in Construction.

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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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