Construction & Built Environment - Extended Certificate (PLA)

L3 Level 3
Part Time
11 January 2021 — 28 January 2022
City Centre Campus, Cardiff
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.

About this course

Looking to pursue a career in the construction industry? You've come to the right place! Our Construction and the Built Environment is an ideal course for those students keen to pursue a career as an Architect, Building Surveyor, Construction Manager, Civil Engineer, Quantity Surveyor or follow any other professional career pathway in the sector. The construction industry covers a wide range of employment opportunities, and this programme will allow you to gain the fundamental knowledge required for entry into the sector. You will also obtain a recognised qualification, which will act as a springboard into higher education.

What you will study

There are 4 modules of study on this course:

  • Unit 1 Construction Principles
  • Unit 2 Construction Design
  • Unit 4 Construction Technology
  • Unit 5 Health and Safety

The programme will be taught using a combination of one-line and face to face lectures, guest speakers and tutorials. The programme will be assessed using a combination of assignments, practical assessment and examinations.

On completion of the Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment, learners can progress onto one of our HNC L4 Construction and built environment pathways.

Course fee per year

Course Fee: £0.00

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's Grades A* - C. Students are required to purchase their own safety boots.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

11 January 2021

End date

28 January 2022

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

8 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended C



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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE