Southern Regional College

BTEC National Diploma in Construction

Southern Regional College
In Armagh, Newry and Portadown

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location At 3 venues (Northern Ireland)
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
Description

You can go directly into employment at technician level in a discipline such as Architectural Design, Planning, Surveying or Site Management. Alternatively you can proceed to higher education taking a HNC/D, Foundation Degree or Degree Programme in subjects such as Architectural Design, Construction Management or Civil Engineering, progressing to a professional career and membership of. This course is suitable for If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you. You will need: Four GCSEs grade C and above (including Mathematics). First Diploma or Certificate. Intermediate GNVQ. NVQ Level 2. Leaving Certificate

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities (3)
Where and when
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Armagh
Lonsdale Building, College Hill, BT61 7HN, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Newry
East/West Buildings, Patrick Street, BT35 8DN, County Down, Northern Ireland
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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
Newry
East/West Buildings, Patrick Street, BT35 8DN, County Down, 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

Surveying
Civil Engineering
Design
Mathematics
Construction
Construction Management
Built Environment
Construction Materials
Construction Engineering
Planning
Engineering
Architectural
Construction Training
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme


BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN CONSTRUCTION

Who is this course for?

If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you.

You will need:
  • Four GCSEs grade C and above (including Mathematics)
  • First Diploma or Certificate
  • Intermediate GNVQ
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Leaving Certificate

How long is this course for?
2 years full time
What will I study?
The BTEC National Diploma in Construction consists of six core units plus twelve specialist units.

Core units
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction and the Environment
  • Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Building Technology in Construction

Specialist units selected from
  • Planning, Organisation and Control of Resources
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Measuring, Estimating and Tendering Processes in Construction
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Design Procedures
  • Setting out Processes in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Science in Construction
  • Structural Mechanics in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Mechanical and Electrical Services in Construction
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction
  • ICT and CAD in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Further Mathematics in Construction
  • Planning Procedures in Construction

How will I be assessed?
All units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade awarded for the qualification.

The National Diploma programme equates to 3 A Levels.

Grades given are:
  • Distinction (equivalent to Grade A at A Level)
  • Merit (equivalent to Grade C at A Level)
  • Pass (equivalent to Grade E at A Level)

Candidates are assessed in each unit and the resulting grades are collated to produce a 3 grade classifications E.g. Distinction, Merit, Merit, which allows direct comparison with A Level Grades. An integral part of the course is the Essential Skills Literacy programme which is mandatory for all students not holding a Grade C or above in their GCSE English. Such students will be assessed on entry and allocated and appropriate Essential Skills target level to support them in eventually achieving their GCSE English.

What can I do after the course?

You can go directly into employment at technician level in a discipline such as Architectural Design, Planning, Surveying or Site Management.

Alternatively you can proceed to higher education taking a HNC/D, Foundation Degree or Degree Programme in subjects such as Architectural Design, Construction Management or Civil Engineering, progressing to a professional career and membership of professional bodies such as CIAT, ICE, CIOB and RICS.

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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