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Construction and the Built Environment Diploma Level 3 - Full Time

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Construction and the Built Environment Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 1)07/09/202024/06/2022Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
The level 3 construction and the built environment course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the construction sector. The course covers professions ranging from construction management, building services, quantity surveying and civil engineering. There is a good mix of practical activities and academic research elements within the course to ensure you get an opportunity to experience the wide range of careers within the sector as a professional. The course enables progression to a career in professional construction and ultimately a BSc (Hons) degree here at Stephenson College.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
Although experience within the professional construction sector will be an advantage, no previous experience is required. The range of careers in this sector is very varied and people from all kinds of backgrounds are welcome to apply. You will need GCSE grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English

How Long Is The Course?
2 years

What Will I Learn?
You will learn how to become a construction professional. Roles available to people within this sector include, but are not limited to; estimators, planners, managers, designers, land surveyors, architects, civil engineers and quantity surveyors.

How Will I Learn?
You will learn through a range of formal lectures, practical sessions, academic tutorials, presentations and site visits.

How Will I Be Assessed?
The ranges of assessment methods are varied. They include but are not limited to; written assignments, case studies, presentations, practical observations and academic poster.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
This course leads to a career as a professional within the construction industry. It will lead to TechENG status and ultimately chartered status with institutions such as CIOB, ICE and RICCs.

Attendance Mode
Full Time

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
CN