This course is suitable for those already working in the construction industry or wishing to enter it, having completed a suitable Level 2 programme (e.g. Level 2 Construction Diploma or Intermediate Construction award).
The Level 3 Diploma expands the content of the Level 2 Diploma, further developing your knowledge and skills in college rather than in a working environment.
You need to have successfully completed a Level 2 Site Carpentry & Joinery qualification (e.g. level 2 Construction Diploma).
If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades A-C or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.
Your progress is assessed throughout the year. You will develop a variety of construction skills which will be tested by practical demonstration of your competence throughout the course.
You will also undertake written assessments and sit an online exam.
You will learn by a series of extended practical exercises in well equipped workshops, backed up by relevant classroom theory. You will cover the following units:
- Carry out second fixing information, quantities and communicating with others
- Building methods and construction technology
- Erect complex structural carcassing components
- Maintain non-structural and structural components
- Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery
- Construct a Traditional Hipped/Valley Roof with Dormer and Trimming to Chimney
Benefits/SkillsThe programme looks within the supervisory roles of construction, providing an insight into the management roles. Students will look at the planning and development of the construction process.
Careers/ProgressionYou can progress on to an apprenticeship if you have an appropriate employment offer. You could also progress into Higher Education to study for a Higher National Diploma or Certificate or a Foundation Degree.