Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This is a one year course that follows the successful completion of the National Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment qualification.

It is aimed at people who would like a professional career in the construction and property industry. Typical careers include: architectural technician; civil engineering; building surveying; quantity surveying and land surveying. You will also complete the final year of your Welsh Baccalaureate which will improve your employability skills.

What Will I Learn?

During the year you will study six units which could include the following:-

Building pathway: building surveying & building regulations; project management & science and materials; graphical design & CAD.

Studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising. The Welsh Baccalaureate also provides the opportunity to study Essential Skills Wales qualification at an appropriate level.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed a level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction. Equivalent vocational experience or qualifications will also be considered.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will be assessed through a programme of both practical and theory based assignments.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.

Additional Fee Notes

Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course you may undertake a full time degree or HND at university. Alternatively you could obtain an apprenticeship and study part-time for an HNC or part-time degree.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Production manager or director in construction

    Average salary: £36,524

  • Construction or building trade n.e.c.

    Average salary: £22,757

  • Plasterer

    Average salary: £17,297

  • Floorer or wall tiler

    Average salary: £19,988

  • Painter or decorator

    Average salary: £19,871

  • Construction or building trades supervisor

    Average salary: £27,924


Production managers and directors in construction direct and co-ordinate resources for the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works including houses, flats, factories, roads and runways, bridges, tunnels and railway works, harbour, dock and marine works and water supply, drainage and sewage works.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience, via apprenticeships or S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available.


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