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Construction — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Construction Trades|Engineering and Professional Construction

Course ID: 163467

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Full time course.
  • 2 years, 3 days per week.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.
  • Take part in live site visits, field trips, and gain valuable knowledge from guest speakers.
  • Study in a safe, inclusive and respectful work environment.

What to expect from the course

A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is an engaging programme aimed at students who are looking for a challenging career in the Construction, Architecture or Civil Engineering industry.

This a full-time course (three days a week) which runs for two years.

You will study a range of subjects from the following:

- Health, Safety and Welfare
- Sustainable Construction
- Mathematics
- Science and Materials
- Construction Technology & Design
- Building Technology
- Project Management
- Graphical Detailing
- Surveying
- Economics
- Structural Mechanics
- Building Surveying
- Building Services
- Building Regulations
- Computer Aided Design
- Property Valuation
- Design Procedures
- Property Law
- Planning Procedures
- Civil Engineering
- Conversion and Adaptation
- Management Techniques

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 assignments, practical tasks and job knowledge tasks. Each subject is awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction and the combined marks produce the final overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction for the course as a whole.

Further information can be obtained from Ian Williams (Course Team Leader) on 0151 252 4722 or ian.williams2@liv-coll.ac.uk.

Qualifications

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.


Career pathways

Completion of this course provides a number of options in both education and employment and sets you on your way to becoming a professional within the built environment.

In employment, the course prepares you to enter the construction industry at trainee level, with the possibility of studying a Higher Education course part-time. The course could help you work in a technical, supervisory or managerial role. Possible areas within the sector include: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Surveying, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Planning, Construction Management, Highways and Environmental Services.

In education, the course prepares you for Higher Education, bringing your professional and academic knowledge up to the required level allowing you to progress onto a number of degree courses.

Please note that for some university courses you may need GCSE English and/or Maths and Science at C or above. You must check this with the universities you may wish to apply to.


We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000
 : enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

For learners who have recently been in education the entry requirements are as follows:

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics, English Language and Science.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email careersadvice@liv-coll.ac.uk or call 0151 252 3607.

Fees

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 or over and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

19 years old or over 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 https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at applications@liv-coll.ac.uk.

Fee for21/22 is 3162.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.


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