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What opportunities will this course give me?

This programme will equip you with an excellent understanding of the construction and built environment sector. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Following successful completion, students may progress onto Higher Education or study at degree level. Alternatively students can continue with a professional Apprenticeship.

For students wishing to go straight into employment, there is the opportunity to continue to study an HNC, part-time at Eastleigh College. Many students have gained employment with local authorities and building control in a role such as an architect, building surveyor, quantity surveyor, project manager, civil engineer and structural engineer. Salaries can start at 20,000 for a trainee, rising to 60,000 as a qualified professional.

Students have recently gained employment at Mace, Mansells, Barratts, Blanchard Wells, SC4, Eastleigh Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and Trant.

What will I be learning?

This full-time programme is run over three days per week, and will require some additional work outside of College hours. 35 hours of work experience in the industry will be included in the programme.

You will have the opportunity to study the following units over two years:

Construction Principles
Construction Design
Tendering and Estimating
Construction Technology
Health and Safety in construction
Surveying in construction
Graphical detailing in construction
Building Regulations and Control in construction
Management of a construction project
Building Surveying in construction
Site engineering for construction
Provision of primary services in buildings
Further mathematics for construction
Project in construction
Conservation, adaptation and maintenance of buildings

Site visits will take place over the duration of the programme, and guest speakers from industry often come to the classes.

Why is this course for me?

The programme consists of assignments and three externally set examinations. You will undertake work experience which is regarded as an important part of the programme and students will undergo a week long placement in each year of their study.

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme, through assignments and coursework.

What do I need to sign up?

You will need 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C / 9-4, including maths, English and science. Students should also have good attendance and attainment reports from a previous school or college and successfully complete a college interview demonstrating commitment to study. Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered.

This two year programme offers progression from the Subsidiary Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in year one.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Additional costs incurred for the programme include the purchase of a text book (approximately 25), an electronic scientific calculator, a scale rule and safety boots for site visits.

The programme is fully funded for students aged 16-18 fully funded. Fees may apply for 19+.

Application Information

Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.

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12/09/2022 - Apply Now


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24+: £1,766.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BEB1 Eastleigh College 12/09/2022 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,766.00 Apply now

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