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Built Environment and Construction

Built environment and construction

Our built environment and construction courses are taught at levels 3, 4 and 5, so if you want to study at advanced or degree level for a career in the construction sector then we can help you. These are also available in apprenticeships allowing you to earn money while working with an employer and gaining your professional qualifications with us.

Who are Leicester College’s built environment courses for?

Our built environment courses are for people who have three GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, as well as one science, or a level 2 construction qualification. If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade C/4 or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the built environment industry.

Level 3: Construction BTEC Extended National Diploma. This provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that will allow progression to further education, or directly to employment or an apprenticeship in the construction sector.

Level 4: Construction Higher National Certificate. This allows students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the construction and the built environment sector. Graduates will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction and the built environment.

Level 5: Construction Higher National Diploma. This builds on the level 4 Higher National Certificate. This course consists of building on technical expertise and practical skills for management roles.

Further Information

Work experience will be an essential part of your full-time course for those aged 16-18, and you may be required to purchase personal protective equipment. Site visits and trips to trade shows form part of the vocational enrichment of the course.

Luke Pickering

Luke Pickering

Bsc Hons. Construction Management

I would recommend Leicester College because it is an enjoyable place to learn, I made some great friends and took a lot from the tutors there over the years.

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Building Engineering Services Higher National Certificate – C0013

Course Code: C0013

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Pursue your career in building services engineering with this Higher National Certificate, designed to give you all the skills you need to progress into higher education or senior positions in building services management including site engineering, systems design, and other related engineering fields.

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Construction and the Built Environment Higher National Diploma level 5 – C3385

Course Code: C3385

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 01 Aug 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    9 hours per week
  • duration Duration 3 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The Higher National qualifications in construction and the built environment are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the construction and the built environment sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in construction and the built environment. […]

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Carpentry and Joinery Transition Programme – one year foundation to the T Level in Onsite Construction – Carpentry and Joinery – C7332

Course Code: C7332

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Enter the world of carpentry after this one-year practical transition course. You gather the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to start your career as a woodworker on any construction site. As well as valuable work experience, you have the space to retake your GCSEs or build your functional English and maths skills.

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Construction Skills Diploma level 1 – C4558

Course Code: C4558

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

If you want to work in the construction industry but unsure as to what area of construction to specialise in, this course is the perfect opportunity for you to gain an introductory knowledge of various trades, allowing you the opportunity to get some experience in generic units such as bricklaying, carpentry, plastering and more.

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Construction T level: Building Services Engineering – Heating Engineering and Plumbing specialism – C7261

Course Code: C7261

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Heating engineers and plumbers are what this country needs right now. Big change is coming, and the country needs YOU to make that change happen. In this two-year course, you master heating and plumbing systems, so you can boss any job in any building.

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Construction T Level: Carpentry and Joinery (Onsite Construction Carpentry and Joinery Specialism) – C7262

Course Code: C7262

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 05 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Carpentry and joinery: Your T level in carpentry and joinery will allow you to carve a deeply satisfying career path that is a mix of hands-on crafting and brain-teaser problem-solving.

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Construction Skills Extended Certificate level 1 (Evenings) – C6287

Course Code: C6287

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This one year course is for adults aged 19+ wishing to gain some understanding and practical experience of the variety of trades in the construction industry. The qualification covers a range of hand-skills and practical tasks and is suited to individuals who are interested in starting property maintenance and or DIY enthusiasts. The course is […]

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Construction and the Built Environment Higher National Diploma – C1481

Course Code: C1481

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 13 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Take your experience and knowledge of the construction industry to the next level with our higher national diploma. Building upon your skill set, this is the perfect course for those looking to lead and train the future generation from a higher-level job. Your career opportunities will be widened by taking the course along with your education.

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Construction and the Built Environment (CNST) Higher National Diploma – C5134

Course Code: C5134

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 14 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 3 years
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The Higher National qualifications in construction and the built environment are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the construction and the built environment sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in construction and the built environment. […]

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