Construction & Built Environment - Extended Certificate (PLA)

L3 Level 3
Part Time
5 September 2022 — 14 July 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PartTimeFunding - For a full list of PLA courses go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PLA

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.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
Find out if you're eligible today.

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.

Additionally learners are required to have their own safety boots before starting the course. The boots can be bought from any retailer.

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.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • 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

5 September 2022

End date

14 July 2023

Time of day

Night Time

Part Time

8 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions
PLA: This course is free for employed adults eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). To see if you could be eligible for a PLA go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PartTimeFunding - For a full list of PLA courses go to www.cavc.ac.uk/PLA

Course code

CPCC3P25
L3

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built

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Career prospects & further study

After completing this course you can go on to complete the full 2-year Extended Diploma. Many students progress onto courses at university, others go directly into employment. CAVC offers a HNC in Sport Coaching which if competed successfully leads on to a top up at Cardiff Metropolitan University to complete the full degree course.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

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