Construction - BTEC National CertificateCourse ID:
A BTEC National Certificate is an academic, work-related course valued by employers and higher education institutions. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the construction industry, you will also develop the skills needed to start, or progress a career in this industry. This course is equivalent to two A Levels and is suitable for both junior technicians working in the Construction Industry and those wishing to develop academic skills and qualifications. All classes will take place in our specialist, purpose built construction facility.Study Mode & Location:
This two year part-time course will last for 7.5 hours per week. It will be held at Preston College, Fulwood Campus, St Vincent`s Road, Preston, PR2 8UR.Course Content:
This course is made up of 12 units. You will study five mandatory core units, five mandatory specialist units and two specialist units of your own choice. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in more depth. Subjects you will study include:
- Construction & The Environment.
- ICT & Computer-Aided Design.
- Health & Safety.
- Building Regulations & Control.
- Building Service.
- Design Procedures.
Core units of study are:
- Health, Safety & Welfare.
- Construction & The Environment.
- Construction, Technology & Design.
- Construction Science & Materials.
- Analytical Methods.
Assessment is continuous and through written assignments and exams. All units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.Careers & Progression Opportunities:
A BTEC National Certificate prepares you for employment and provides a good grounding for progression to a more advanced course such as an HNC, HND or Degree in subjects including:
- Project Management.
- Construction Law.
- Quantity Surveying.
- Structural Engineering.
Employment opportunities exist in construction companies, private practices, local authority or government departments, in a job covering one or more of the following:
- Architectural Design.
- Building Control.
- Land Surveying.
- Town Planning.
You will be required to purchase the recommended protective clothing necessary for this programme of study.How To Apply
You will need to have an informal interview with a Adult Admissions Adviser.
Many courses have limited places so please enquire as soon as possible. Following interview, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.Money Matters
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to study for FREE or at a reduced price.Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.Requirement
Students aged 16 to 18 will need 33 GCSE points including Grade C or above in Mathematics. Students aged 19 or over should have at least one of the following: a BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject. an Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject at least four GCSEs at grades A* to C (to include Mathematics). 2 or 3 years building/construction experience in an appropriate position. All students will be interviewed to assess their eligibility for the course.