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.
Distance learning student Emily Sheldon is using her Derby College course to gain vital skills and confidence as she builds her career in construction. A technical co-ordinator with Heage-based Keyclad, Emily is embarking on year two of her Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. She gained distinctions for her first year studies. She said the course had already given her a much broader knowledge of the construction industry, legal issues, and how structures “grow from the ground up.” Emily - who started as a temp - said her increased skill-set was already benefitting her boss, and the company, as she takes on more responsibility while she works towards her long-term aim of moving into design management.
Everytime I sit down and learn something, I can use it the next day at work. It’s all that instant. I can do my job with much more confidence.