Faculty of
Construction & Manufacturing

Professional Construction


  • Title: Professional Construction
  • Code: F037192
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 2 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Construction & Manufacturing

Students can gain employment in a variety of roles in construction:

  • Architects £34,000
  • Project Manager £35,000
  • Quantity Surveyor £37,000.

The course is free to 16 – 18 year olds.

The course is made up of:

Mandatory Units


  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and the built environment
  • Sustainable construction
  • Mathematics in construction
  • Science and materials in construction and the built environment
  • Construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering
  • Building technology in construction


    Optional Units

  • Project management in construction and the built environment
  • Graphical detailing in construction and the built environment
  • Measuring, estimating and tendering processes in construction and the built environment
  • Surveying in construction and civil engineering
  • Setting out process in construction and civil engineering
  • Building surveying in construction
  • Building regulations and control in construction
  • Mechanical and electrical services in construction
  • Design procedures in construction
  • Employment framework in the built environment
  • Conversion and adaptation of buildings
  • Civil engineering construction
Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Each unit contains a number of assignments linked to real work context and project work.

Upon successful completion, students will be able to progress into Higher Education to undertake construction related HNC’s & degrees or gain employment within the industry.

GCSE C or above in English and Maths plus 2 others

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (1080 GLH) in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF) is the perfect choice for individuals who aim to take up employment in the construction.

By studying this course learners develop knowledge, understanding and skills of this specific sector, including essential employability skills.

  • HNC Construction.

We look to offer work experience wherever possible. In the past, students have worked on a large variety of work placements.

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Painting & Decorating

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000