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BTEC First Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to pursue a professional role in the construction industry such as architecture, site management or a trade-related occupation. It is also ideal for anyone that is wishing to progress to the new Construction T Levels.

Why Choose This Course?

The BTEC Level 2 in Construction is largely a technical programme with some elements of practical delivery, designed to provide students with a wide range of progression opportunities. The course will provide a comprehensive and challenging programme of study related to Construction and the Built Environment and is ideal for those wishing to progress within the sector, be it through employment or further study on Level 3 programmes such as T Levels in Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning or Construction: On-Site. Completion of the programme enables students to enter employment in the Construction industry in a wide range of job roles.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
V2CONBE24T
Level
Level 2
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Other

Top Course Highlights

Pathway to T Levels

Experienced Tutors

Blended practical and theory

Links to industry

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Diverse programme

Your course will provide a comprehensive and challenging programme of study.

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Develop work-related skills

During your programme, you will also develop personal and work-related skills which will help prepare you for full-time work after you have completed your training in College.

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Excellent progression opportunity

Excellent for those who wish to progress within the sector, be it through employment or further study on a T Level.

What Will I Learn?

The qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to progress to further learning and or training, or to start work in the construction industry. The units are designed so that you will learn the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of the principles of construction, building technology and terminology used. The course contains a variety of modules that will enthuse and challenge you. These include:

  • Construction Technology
  • Construction and Design
  • Scientific and Mathematical Applications for
  • Construction Processes and Operations
  • Sustainability in Construction
  • Tendering and Estimating
  • Exploring Surveying
  • Construction Drawing Techniques
  • Exploring Brickwork and Blockwork Principles and Techniques
  • Exploring Carpentry and Joinery Principles and Techniques

(Please note that these units are subject to change to meet local industry needs and labour shortages)

Where Will It Take Me?

This qualification will allow you to progress onto the T Level in Construction or into employment, ultimately progressing into job roles that range from construction specialists to technical services such as surveying or site management. The course could also lead you into one of many new and exciting Apprenticeships currently being developed.

Entry Requirements

You need to have achieved Grade 3 in English and Maths GCSE. You must have a keen interest in construction and a good work ethic. You must be able to work alone and as part of a team and demonstrate commitment to the course.

Information & Support

We provide all of the tools and materials for the course, however, you will be responsible for your own PPE and will be required to come equipped with a pair of steel toe capped boots and a pair of safety glasses.

Awarding Body: Pearson

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What you could earn

  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Production Managers and Directors in Construction
  • Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
  • Elementary Construction Occupations
  • Construction Operatives
  • Rail Construction and Maintenance Operatives
Potential Salary

£74,754

Entry Level Salary

£25,165

Average Salary

£42,611

Annual openings in Cornwall

14

Potential Salary

£67,885

Entry Level Salary

£25,244

Average Salary

£38,695

Annual openings in Cornwall

11

Potential Salary

£73,902

Entry Level Salary

£25,802

Average Salary

£42,125

Annual openings in Cornwall

2

Potential Salary

£98,396

Entry Level Salary

£18,992

Average Salary

£47,968

Annual openings in Cornwall

59

Potential Salary

£59,937

Entry Level Salary

£29,027

Average Salary

£42,253

Annual openings in Cornwall

14

Potential Salary

£34,975

Entry Level Salary

£11,087

Average Salary

£22,674

Annual openings in Cornwall

55

Potential Salary

£39,882

Entry Level Salary

£16,242

Average Salary

£26,217

Annual openings in Cornwall

43

Potential Salary

£68,085

Entry Level Salary

£27,728

Average Salary

£44,757

Annual openings in Cornwall

1

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Truro College
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