This is a two-year programme designed for those interested in pursuing a career in architecture, land or quantity surveying, site management, site engineering, civil engineering or buying.
You will study this programme in two full qualifications - Subsidiary Diploma in Year 1 and Extended Diploma in Year 2. This will allow you to complete your studies at the end of Year 1 and move on to the apprenticeship route should there be an opportunity.
You need GCSEs at grades A-B including English, Maths and Science, a Level 2 Construction qualification or relevant industrial experience in the construction sector.
You will study:
The course is assessed through written assignments and/or phase tests. You will be supported with formative feedback to ensure you achieve your highest potential grade.
A book list will be provided at the beginning of the academic year and learners may wish to purchase books as appropriate. You will also need to make a one-off payment of £20 for Professional Construction corporate clothing. There may also be a request for contributions to trips and visits as part of our Career Academy activities.
This course allows for progression to the appropriate Level 4 or 5 Construction qualification.
Teenager Isaac Fowler says Derby College is providing focus and freedom as he builds towards a career as a quantity surveyor.
Seventeen-year-old Isaac, from Belper, decided to take a BTEC Level 3 in Professional Construction when he realised life in the sixth form was not for him.
Now he is completing his course part-time after being taken on as an apprentice with builder GF Tomlinson following a work placement with the business.
Isaac is aiming to go on to take a Derby College foundation course, and then a degree with Derby University, while he gains more experience with GF Tomlinson.
His long-term dream is to qualify as a quantity surveyor and run his own business.
I'm enjoying college; you have more freedom than at school and the lessons are aimed at what I want to do for my future. The lecturers have both come from construction and they really know what they are talking about.