Construction & The Built Environment - Enhanced Diploma

L3 Level 3
Full Time
31 August 2020 — 16 July 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

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

The programme will cover a range of subject areas, and is made up of a combination of mandatory and optional units including:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Sustainable construction
  • Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Technology in Construction
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Surveying in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Property Law in Construction

From this course you can progress on to Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment or on to Pearson HNC L4 Construction and the built environment for those that have DD at A level.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

4 GCSE's Grades A* - C

Teaching and assessment

  • Practical assessment and written assignments and exams

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

31 August 2020

End date

16 July 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

24 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation


What our students say

I have enjoyed being around the City Centre Campus, it's a nice surrounding and everyone gets along. The highlight of my time at college has been the new friends I have made and the different atmosphere from school. You can gain new skills and do things you'd never thought you could do before.

David Warner
Painting and Decorating Level 2

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE