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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is designed to support the transition to the new T-Level in Professional Construction starting in September 2020 - with the support of a single GCSE resit in either Maths or English.

Focussing on the management, planning and design roles within the construction industry, this course will also include work experience and vibrant guest lectures from local industry specialists.

 

Entry requirements

You need GCSE Maths or English at grade 4/C or higher. For the GCSE resit in Maths or English, a grade 3/D is needed.

To support your progression in this programme, further GCSE grades of 4/C or higher in Physics, Chemistry, Combined Sciences and Product Design - or equivalent qualifications - would be advantageous.

Course Content

The qualification consists of four mandatory units and six optional units, all themed towards working in management and design roles in the construction sector. The topics you will be studying are:

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction and Design
  • Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction
  • Sustainability in Construction
  • Construction Processes and Operations
  • Construction Drawing Techniques
  • Tendering and Estimating
  • Exploring Surveying
  • Exploring Building Services Engineering
  • GCSE English and Level 3 Engineering Maths or GCSE Maths
  • Industry Work Experience

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will consist of two external assessments and a series of unitised internally set assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may need to purchase various items of equipment, including safety boots for site visits and technical drawing equipment. There may also be a request for contributions to trips and visits as part of our ‘Employment and Skills Academy’ activities.

What can I do after this course?

Successful completion of this course and the necessary GCSEs will allow you to progress to the new Level 3 Technical Level (T-Level) in Professional Construction. These are new from September 2020 and are equivalent to three A-Levels. More information about these new pathways can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels

Alternatively, with employment, progression to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction and the Built Environment would also be possible.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Isaac Fowler

Isaac Fowler

Targeted lectures measure up for professional construction student

Teenager Isaac Fowler says Derby College is providing focus and freedom as he builds towards a career as a quantity surveyor.
Seventeen-year-old Isaac, from Belper, decided to take a BTEC Level 3 in Professional Construction when he realised life in the sixth form was not for him.
Now he is completing his course part-time after being taken on as an apprentice with builder GF Tomlinson following a work placement with the business.
Isaac is aiming to go on to take a Derby College foundation course, and then a degree with Derby University, while he gains more experience with GF Tomlinson.
His long-term dream is to qualify as a quantity surveyor and run his own business.
He said:

I'm enjoying college; you have more freedom than at school and the lessons are aimed at what I want to do for my future. The lecturers have both come from construction and they really know what they are talking about.

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