Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Construction & The Built Environment

This course is completed over 2 years and is designed for those who would like to pursue a career in the technical and professional areas of the construction industry for example, Architectural design, Building maintenance & surveying, Quantity surveying, Site Management and Civil engineering.

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience with consultants and other organisations working in the construction and property industry. This will give an insight into different career pathways and may lead to employer sponsorship.

What Will I Learn?

In year 1 you will gain an understanding of the underlying principles and practice of design and construction for low and medium rise buildings and structures.

You will examine the construction methods used in the construction of new buildings and their associated external works. As learners progress, they will investigate different career pathways for example, Architectural design, Quantity surveying, Site Management, Land Surveying, Civil engineering and Engineering surveying. Emphasis is placed on you gaining academic and employability skills: such as research skills, teamwork and presentation skills which play an important part of the course.

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades A*- B, including Maths and English.

You will also undertake a formal interview and initial assessment devised by the college in literacy and numeracy.


Learners will complete a range of practical tasks, written assignments and examinations. Each module is graded with an overall Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Career Progression

Depending on your overall will have a choice of progression routes:
• Foundation degree or HNC in Sustainable Construction and Surveying
• Entry to University degree programmes

Further Notes

Learners should get a memory stick for use during the course as well as some drawing equipment that will be detailed during induction.
A pair of safety boots will be required for site visits.
While the library at the college does have computers with the Revit design software available for the students to use. Students may find it easier to have a PC (not Mac) at home with a min of I5 processor and 8Gb Ram so that they can download and practice computer design work at home. The Revit design software will be provided free to the students in September via a student account with Autodesk.

Apply Now Request A Callback
Course Details
Level:Level 3
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:02/09/2024
Course Code:05F306NA
FT Registration Fee: £15

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

What Learners Say


Wellington Street
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 8EN


Heol y Coleg
Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QY


Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 2TQ

Ystrad Mynach

Twyn Road
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7XR

  • Associate
  • Associate
  • Associate
  • Associate
  • Associate
  • Associate
  • Associate
  • Associate
  • Associate
Link takes you to our YouTube page Link takes you to our Instagram page Accessibility
Make! 2 Staff / Student Access News and Blogs ALN