Architecture and Advanced Construction Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: TBS310-Y1
  • Duration: 2 year
  • Validated by: EDEXCEL
  • Study Mode: Full time

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Architecture and Advanced Construction is a practical, work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students, built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university. It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background.

What will I study?

The course is made up of 6 mandatory units plus optional units from a broad range of professional and subject-specific specialist units, offering learners the chance to study particular areas in depth and the opportunity to follow a clear specialist pathway. All students study these 6 mandatory units:-

  • 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
  • Construction Technology and design in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building technology in Construction

There will be plenty of visits to Construction Sites within the region, and you may have the chance to gain valuable work experience.

Entry Requirements

Students should have a BTEC Level 2 Merit or Distinction Grade portfolio or at least four GCSEs at Grades A*- C. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. All students will need to demonstrate an active interest in Construction or related subject areas.

How will I be assessed?

Students are continually assessed through coursework, assignments and through observation of their practical activities.

What can I do next?

Once you have completed your Level 3 Extended Diploma, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. A triple distrinction in your Extended Diploma gives the same level of UCAS Tariff points as 3 As at A-Level. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation. Particular courses students progress on to include: Construction and the Built Environment HNC, Construction (Sustainable Design) BSc (Hons), Construction (Project Management) BSc (Hons) or Construction (Building Surveying) BSc (Hons). Typical career routes are Architecture, Building Management, Building Surveying, Site Surveying and Estate Management. 

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If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

 Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work.

Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.

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