Level 3 Extended Certificate in Built Environment

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Tuesday & Wednesday (17:00 to 21:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course is suited for someone who has a trade qualification e.g. level 2 or 3 and is looking to move onto the HNC as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, you may be new to the industry and wish 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.

What Will I Learn?

The Extended Certificate consists of four modules.

You will gain an understanding of the underlying principles and practice of design and construction for low and medium rise buildings and structures.

In addition you will examine the construction methods used in the construction of new buildings and their associated external works.

Emphasis is placed on you gaining employability skills: such as research skills, team work, presentation skills which play an important part of the course.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English, Maths and Science or another appropriate Level 2 qualification together with Maths GCSE grade A*- C. You will also undertake a formal interview and college devised initial assessment 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.


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


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

  • Depending on your overall will have a choice of progression routes: • Foundation degree or HNC in Sustainable Construction and Surveying • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Top-up) • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil engineering (Top-up)


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