National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment Level 3

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National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment Level 3

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  • Course Code: PLR3NCB001 (171A)
  • Prospectus Title: National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment Level 3
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 34 Weeks (8.25 hours per week)
  • Start Date: 12 September, 2017
  • Course Tuition Fee: £1787
  • Exam / Reg. Fee: £150
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What does the course involve?

The aim of the course is to develop and train enthusiastic learners who are interested in working in the construction sector. It has been developed by employers and professional bodies to ensure it fully supports entry onto the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or a range of relevant specialist degrees; as well as other construction career pathways at technician level such as design/architecture, construction supervision/management. The course contains four mandatory units, which cover the following construction aspects: Construction Principles Construction Design Health & Safety in Construction Construction Technology The course has a strong emphasis on technician-level theoretical principles and enables further vocational study at level 3 and upwards. The content is focussed on the practical applications of construction design, structural requirements and technology, health, safety and welfare and the legislation around it, organisational processes and risk management. Learners will be required to engage with construction sector employers as an integral part of the course.

How is the course assessed?

There are four mandatory units, Construction Principles is externally set and marked as a written exam, Construction Design comprises of externally set tasks and the assessment completed under external timetabled conditions. Health and Safety in Construction and Construction Technology assessments are internally set and assessed units using a range of assessment methods including assignments, reports, phase tests, individual projects, surveys, risk assessments and method statements. Please refer to the course specification for information and assessment for this particular course.

Additional costs

Trips: A full or partial contribution to any trips must be made, the cost will vary depending on the details of the trip. Equipment: we highly recommend that you have a 4GB memory stick or hard drive with a high capacity, lever arch file, note pad, protective footwear, and waterproof coat.

What do I do next?

Some of our courses may have entry qualifications and you may need to have an informal chat with the tutor to check it is appropriate for you - this will be clear in the Other Details area. You are able to enrol at the College in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday. You can also enrol and chat to staff at our advice / enrolment events which happen throughout the year or use our Live Chat.

You will be required to pay your course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you bring an appropriate payment method with you, (as well as appropriate evidence if you are eligible to have any fees waived).

Other details

No entry requirements. No concessions.

If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.

This can be clarified by ringing Course Advice on 01743 342333.

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