Southern Regional College

      BTEC First Diploma in Construction

      Southern Regional College
      In Armagh and Portadown

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      Important information

      Typology BTEC
      Location At 2 venues (Northern Ireland)
      Duration 1 Year
      Start Different dates available
      Description

      After successful completion of the course you can progress to the National Diploma in Construction or to do NVQ Plumbing or Electrical Installation. This course is suitable for If you have a keen interest in construction and have less than four GCSEs this course is for you.

      Important information

      Government funding available

      Facilities (2)
      Where and when
      Starts Location
      Different dates available
      Armagh
      Lonsdale Building, College Hill, BT61 7HN, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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      Different dates available
      Portadown
      36 Lurgan Road, BT63 5BL, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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      Starts Different dates available
      Location
      Armagh
      Lonsdale Building, College Hill, BT61 7HN, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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      Starts Different dates available
      Location
      Portadown
      36 Lurgan Road, BT63 5BL, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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      What you'll learn on the course

      Installation
      Construction
      Plumbing
      Electrical
      Construction Management
      Construction Materials
      Construction Engineering
      Construction Training

      Course programme


      BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION

      Who is this course for?

      If you have a keen interest in construction and have less than four GCSEs this course is for you.

      How long is this course for?
      1 year full time
      What will I study?
      The BTEC First Diploma in Construction consists of three core units plus three specialist units.

      Core Units
      • An Introduction to the Construction Industry
      • Exploring Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
      • The Use of Science and Mathematics in Construction

      Specialist Units are chosen from a bank of units covering one of the following areas:
      • Construction Methods
      • Brickwork Operations

      Practical work such as construction drawing and laboratory experiments are incorporated into the course to develop student potential. Students will also take the City and Guilds Autocad 4351/07 unit in computer aided drawing to supplement their studies

      How will I be assessed?
      You will be assessed by set coursework for each unit of study. An integral part of the First Diploma is the Essential Skills support programme for Numeracy and Literacy. This is mandatory for all students not holding a Grade C or higher in their GCSE Maths and/or English on entry to the course.

      Students will be assessed at entry stage and allocated an appropriate Essential Skills target level to work towards and support them in eventually achieving their GCSE grades.

      What can I do after the course?

      After successful completion of the course you can progress to the National Diploma in Construction or to do NVQ Plumbing or Electrical Installation.

      How do I apply?
      Complete an application form (available from each campus or in the Admissions section) and return it to any Campus.

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