Construction BTEC Diploma

Construction BTEC Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: QVC2TC20
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

Successful completion will enable progression onto BTEC National Extended Diploma or Diploma in Construction at Level 3 or the Craft Certificate Level 2 in a specific construction trade.

The course will give you construction career awareness which may lead to jobs such as:-

- Assistant Site Foreman
- Trainee Surveyor
- Trainee Engineer

As well as these, you will gain the potential to enter Apprenticeships in trade areas such as Bricklaying, Carpentery and Joinery and Painting and Decorating

What will I study?

The course has 3 mandatory units:-

- Structure of the Construction Industry
- Exploring Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
- Sustainability in the Construction Industry

You will also study a further 9 units covering construction trades from the following areas :-

- Brickwork
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Painting and Decorating
- Plastering
- Plumbing

How will this course be delivered?

You will spend half your time in the classroom and half in the workshop areas.

What qualifications will I get?

Please note: For September 2017 all current BTEC qualifications are being revised and some content may change.

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will have to successfully complete all practical and theory assignments and practical.

How do I get a place on the course?

If your application is successful, places are offered after interview and a screening assessment.

What are the entry requirements?

Two GCSEs at grade D/3, including Maths, or Level 1 Vocational Qualification
and suitable references and Interview

What else do I need to know?

You will be required to provide safety boots and appropriate clothes to wear in the workshop.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

At the end of this course you will have a better understanding of the construction industry and which career path is most suited for your needs. You may wish to take a trade route from one of the areas you have studied.

Depending on your skills you may be able to go directly onto Level 2 in your chosen trade area.

You could also take the professional route and study BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma at Level 3.


Solihull College, Auckland Drive, Smith's Wood, Solihull, B36 0NF Tel: 0121 678 7000 Minicom: 0121 628 7005 Email: Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Woodlands Campus

September 2016



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds