Construction and the Built Environment

Certificate Construction & Engineering

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Construction & Engineering
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Openshaw Campus
(Part Time Non Released - 36 weeks)

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This is an engaging programme aimed at students who are looking for a challenging career in the Construction, Architecture or Civil Engineering industry. This is a full-time course (two evenings a week) which runs for one year.

The course contains two units which are externally assessed - Construction Principles and Construction Design. Two additional units are Health and Safety in construction and Construction technology.

The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials, independent study and guest speakers. The course is assessed through external examinations, assignments and practical tasks. Each subject is awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction and the combined marks produce the final overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction for the course as a whole.

The course runs over 2 evenings for 6 hours per week for 34 weeks and will take one year.

For learners who have recently been in education the entry requirements are as follows: Four GCSEs at grade C or above (including Maths & English, or BTEC First Diploma in Construction, or NVQ Level 3 Qualification
If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you.

The course is assessed through external examinations, assignments and practical tasks.

You could progress onto the HNC Construction & The Built Environment course with our higher education partners UCEN Manchester

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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.

Course cost £2250

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Construction & Engineering

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