Construction — Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (Evening)

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Course information

A BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is an engaging programme aimed at students who are looking for a challenging career in the Construction, Architecture or Civil Engineering industry.
This is a part-time course (two evenings a week) which runs for one year.
Subjects studied on the course include:
- Construction Technology & Design
- Health, Safety & Welfare
- Sustainable Construction
- Science and materials
- Mathematics
- Building Technology
The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials, independent study 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.
For further information, please contact Ian Williams (Course Team Leader) on 0151 252 4722 or


On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction (equivalent to one A Level)

This course leads to...

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, Planning, 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 Higher National 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.

Entry Requirements

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

- Four GCSEs at grade C or above (including Maths & English, or
- BTEC First Diploma in Construction, or
- NVQ Level 3 Qualification

More mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or unpaid employment and you will be able to demonstrate your suitability at interview.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 159039

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


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

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