National Foundation Diploma in Construction & Built Environment Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC421
  • Duration: 36 weeks x 15 hours
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL

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Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Diploma is an ideal qualification if you are interested in pursuing a professional or technical career within the construction industry.

You'll develop key skills in design, analysis and evaluation as well as study topics including surveying, setting out, estimating. construction design and health and safety.

You'll explore the economic, social and environmental impact that the built environment has on individuals and communities, as well as looking at the different demands made upon land use over time and the activities which shape and develop and influence the build environment. 

This course is perfect if you are looking for a career as an Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Building Surveyor, Project Manager, Site Manager, Civil Engineer or a Property Developer.


What will I study?

This course comprises of a variety of units, you will study:

  • Construction Principles
  • Construction Design
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Site Engineering for Construction
  • Measurement Techniques in Construction
Entry Requirements

4 x GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language and Maths or completion of a level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a programme of coursework.

What can I do next?

Following successful completion of this course, you could progress to university and study a degree-level construction course. Alternatively, you could seek employment in the construction industry at a level appropriate to your qualification.

Your Study Programme

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