Sixth Form Building Studies

Bucks UTC / Sixth Form Building Studies

Why should you join Sixth Form Building Studies?

Undoubtedly, the exciting specialism of Building Studies is an excellent opportunity to develop the varied skills that construction industry roles require. Join sixth form building studies at Bucks UTC because we have world class employer partners from the Construction sector. Moreover, be inspired by these employers who help develop the curriculum and influence what we teach to our students. Consequently, this improves students’ employability and transferable skills. Secondly, all sponsors support the UTC, providing guidance to students plus information about career paths, skills and knowledge. We also offer opportunities for progression, placements and employment.

What to expect at our Open Event

Hear from the Principal

Have a guided tour of the facilities from our Student Ambassadors

Meet the staff to talk about the specialism courses on offer

Have the opportunity to talk to our Employer Partners

Ask as many questions as possible.

Next Sixth Form Event On

Thursday 10th February 2022, 5:30pm -7:00pm

Be Inspired to study Construction and Built Environment

Today, the expectations is that students will complete the Pearson National Extended Diploma in Construction and Built Environment equal in size to 3 ‘A’ levels. Some students may qualify with the smaller size qualification if appropriate.

  • National Extended Diploma in Construction and Built Environment equal in size to 3 ‘A’ Levels.

Firstly, the National Extended Diploma is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in construction areas before entering employment. It can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in construction or a professional construction role and Higher Apprenticeships in the construction sector.

  • Diploma in Construction and Built Environment equal in size to 2 ‘A’ Levels.

Similarly, the Diploma is designed to be the substantive part of a 16–19 study programme for learners who want a strong core of sector study. This programme may include other BTEC Nationals or A Levels to support progression to higher education courses in construction areas before entering employment. The additional qualification(s) studied allow learners either to give breadth to their study programme by choosing a contrasting subject, or to give it more focus by choosing a complementary subject. This qualification can also be used to progress to Higher Apprenticeships.

  • Foundation Diploma in Construction and Built Environment equal in size to 1.5 ‘A’ Levels.

The Foundation Diploma is for learners looking to study construction as a one-year, full-time course, or for those wishing to take it alongside another area of contrasting or complementary study, as part of a two-year, full-time study programme. In particular, it supports progression to higher education, if taken as part of a programme of study that includes other BTEC Nationals or A Levels. It also supports progression to an Apprenticeship in the construction sector or to a further year of study at Level 3. Pearson BTEC Level 3.

Why are BTECs so successful?

Most compelling evidence, BTECs embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. Further more, Bucks UTC know Employers are looking for recruits with a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills such as teamwork. Higher education needs students who have experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines.

In addition, studying in sixth form building studies where each BTEC has a clear purpose and something to suit each student’s study programme. Exciting assessments and projects are chosen to help the students progress to their chosen destinations. importantly, BTEC National qualifications provide a broad introduction that gives our students transferable knowledge and skills,  who want to continue their education through applied learning. The qualifications prepare students for a range of higher education courses and job roles related to a particular sector.

The following courses are continuously reviewed alongside industry needs and provision of support. Therefore information may vary.

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Finally, our University Technical College (UTC) provides a technical education enabling the young people of Buckinghamshire to be a  #BeInspired and work ready. 

Morgan Sindall site visit

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Equivalent in size to 3 A Levels.

26 units of which 9 are mandatory and 4 are external.

Mandatory content (66%).

  • Construction Principals
  • Construction Design
  • 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

External assessment (44%).

  • Site Engineering in Construction
Models of Architecture

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and Built Environment

Equivalent in size to two A Levels.

10 units of which 7 are mandatory and 2 are external.

Mandatory content (75%)

  • Surveying in Construction
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction

External assessment (33%).

  • Management of a Construction Project
  • Building Surveying in Construction

 

 

 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Equivalent in size to 1.5 A Levels.

7 units of which 4 are mandatory and 2 are external.

Mandatory content (66%).

  • Construction Principals
  • Construction Design
  • Construction Technology
  • Health and Safety in Construction

External assessment (44%).

  • Site Engineering in Construction

 

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Prepare For Purposeful Destinations

  • Two Weeks of activities for Year 12 with NCS
  • Visits to Further Education Facilities; BNU and Oxford Brookes
  • More than 10 Employer Partner Engagements
  • Support for Work Experience
work experience

Continued in Year 13

  • Careers Fair Information and Visits
  • Opportunities for Apprenticeships / Degree Apprenticeships
  • Visits to Further Education Facilities
  • Assisted UCAS Application
  • Purposeful Connections into the World of Work

Hear what our students say

Equally important listen to what some of our students say, why the UTC was the right place for them and how it changed their lives. Enabling the young people of Buckinghamshire to be a  and work rea