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Construction and the Built Environment — Level 3 Foundation Diploma

Course information

A BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma is an engaging programme which takes 1 year to complete. It can lead onto the Extended Diploma in year 2 ( overall, the equivalent of 3 A levels after the two years of study). The course contains two units which are externally assessed in the first year- Construction Principles and Construction Design. Additional units include Health and Safety in construction, Construction technology, Graphical Detailing in Construction, Building Regulations and Control in
Construction and Building Surveying in Construction where optional units have been selected to meet the needs of employers.

The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials, site visits, field trips and guest speakers. The course is assessed through a blend of external examinations, assignments and practical tasks.

For further information, please contact Dr Lynn Borthwick


On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

This course leads to...

The BTEC Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment can lead on to the Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment to complete the two years of study, allowing access to employment, higher education or further training. The qualification can lead to a professional career in Architecture, Building Control, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Estate and Housing Management, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying, Structural and Services Engineering.

Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education the entry requirements are as follows:5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including maths, English and Science. More mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement and you will be able to demonstrate your suitability at interview.
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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163308

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 3345.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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