BTEC National Diploma Construction


In Newport

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Newport (Isle of Wight)
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College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA

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Course programme

The successful applicant will be in possession of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, one of these will be either Maths or English.

Alternatively a BTEC 1st Diploma in Construction or equivalent level two trade qualification and appropriate reference

The course has been developed in response to the increasing demands of the construction industry nationally and locally in recruiting candidates who have an interest in managerial or professional aspects of construction. The BTEC National Diploma would be particularly suitable for female candidates who wish to pursue a career in construction.

Local market intelligence is predicting a short fall in the construction industry in the following areas.

  • In the South East there will be a shortage of approximately 15,000 people per year. (Ryde Development Trust)
  • Managers in construction account for more of the workers in the south east than across all of the regions (Construction regional foresight report 2004.
  • In period between 2004 -2008 all trades show an absolute increase of around 20% in employment requirement. Notably professionals and technical staff (21.2%) (Construction Industry Training Board)
Subsequently the successful candidate will have an interest in technical and managerial aspects of construction

The course will cover the following areas across the main construction disciplines:
  • Environmental Science
  • Technology and Design Issues
  • Building Materials and their use
  • Methods of analysing site information
  • Control of resources financial and physical
  • Surveying and setting out processes
  • Estimating and tendering
  • To understand all legal requirements in the planning and running of a site in the present day
The Isle of Wight College is considered to be in the top 10% in the country and subsequently is highly focused upon the use of highly appropriate and engaging methods of learning. The assignments set will be based around realistic scenarios supported by realistic tasks and projects. There will be an element of work experience within the programme particularly in working with professional bodies.

Lessons will also aim to involve employers in visits and as guest speakers. Candidates will be expected to undertake at least 10 hours of study in their own time in order to maintain the high standards of achievement expected on the programme.

The construction sector skills agreement indicates that schools and colleges need to:
  • Develop leadership and management skills
  • Ensure there are enough graduates
Successful candidates can expect to progress to higher levels of study at college or university. Go to employment in areas such as Architectural design, estimating, planning, surveying, construction management, building control, town planning, property management, building or quantity surveying, land surveying, amongst others.

Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutorial Fees :: Material Fees :: Exam Fees
part time Contact Us September 2010 TBC TBC TBC

BTEC National Diploma Construction

Price on request