This qualification will develop your technical knowledge of the built environment sector.
It aims to give you an insight into how the buildings, infrastructure and landscape around us come into existence, and would like to find out more, this qualification covers all aspects of the creation of our towns and cities, and is fundamental to creating a sustainable future.
Technical posts in the Construction sector include those of Architects; Building Surveyors; Quantity Surveyors and Construction Managers.
As a technician within the Construction sector you can expect to earn from £15,000 per annum, and with fully qualified professional status have the potential to earn up to £70,000, depending on the field.
Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.
What you will study
You will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
Compulsory topics for all pathways include:
• Construction Principles
• Construction Design
• Health and Safety in Construction
• Construction Technology
• Graphical Detailing (Including an introduction to CAD and BIM)
• Building Regulations
• Building Surveying
For the ‘Architectural’ pathway you will also take the following units in year 2:
• Project in Construction
• Building Information Modelling
• Quality Control management
• Conversion, Adaptation and Maintenance
4 GCSEs 9-4, including English and Maths and Science.
Where you do not meet the entry requirements but have achieved GCSE grades 9-3 in English and Maths there is the opportunity to study the Extended Certificate in the first year to support the retake of these GCSEs.
Typically learners progress to a second year to complete an Extended Diploma. However some learners do progress to employment and return to study the Higher National Certificate on day release.
This course will enable you to progress your career into areas such as architecture, quantity surveying, building surveying, civil engineering and building services engineering. These jobs combine both office and on –site based activities.
Progression to direct employment in the sector could be as
trainee site engineer
trainee construction project technician
trainee technician estimator/buyer/planner
trainee construction design technician.