What career opportunities can this lead to?

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 are the entry requirements?

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.

What does this programme involve?

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.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The programme consists of assignments, one externally set examination and two external projects. 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 else do 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+.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at goplaces@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BEB1 Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,715.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014