Course Details

  • Have you ever thought about a career as a construction site manager? In an industry that’s always in need of skilled, qualified experts and currently unable to meet demand, this Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment is designed to give you the foundations necessary for a life long career.

    You’ll learn what it takes to succeed as a construction manager in this modern, challenging industry, developing a variety of skills and techniques around project management, civil engineering, surveying, the built environment and graphical detailing.

    Focusing on important aspects like health, safety and welfare in the construction industry initially, you’ll then move on to learning all about measuring, estimating and tendering processes, as well as what settling out is, using maths and science alongside a number of different tools and materials to help you succeed. You’ll also learn how to effectively plan and coordinate large projects to crucial timescales!

  • We ask that you have at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to enrol on this diploma, including Maths, English and a Science subject.

  • Throughout the course, you’ll be completing a variety of coursework that will be continually assessed, with your tutors checking you’re developing all the necessary skills you’ll need.

    You’ll also take part in a series of assignments, both practical and written, that will be assessed as well.

  • With this Level 3 Diploma, you’ll have the qualification you need to continue onto a university level degree or course related to the construction industry. You may want to advance onto an HNC, followed by a HND in Construction and the Built Environment to further develop your skills.

    Whichever path you choose to take, you’ll be developing a wide range of abilities and knowledge to help you succeed in a number of different career opportunities in construction. As well as a construction manager, you could also work as a civil engineer, a quality surveyor, or even specialise in architectural design, with salaries ranging from £40,000 to over £70,000 per year!

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  • You won’t have to pay anything to take this Level 3 Diploma if you’re 16-18 years old, but fees may apply if you are over 19.

    If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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