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Construction and the Built Environment Diploma

If you’re considering a professional career in construction, in roles like quantity surveying, construction management, or architecture, then this is the course for you. It’s the perfect preparation for the many technical, design, and professional careers in construction, giving you the knowledge and skills to make it to the top. You’ll develop an understanding of the built environment, studying what shapes, forms, and influences it. We’ll cover all of the underlying principles behind construction, which will give you an excellent foundation for whatever discipline you choose to specialise in.

You’ll be taught by current and former professionals, who have years of industry experience to share with you. As well as the technical skills and knowledge you need, they’ll teach you the professional and management skills that a career in construction needs. The course is delivered at our excellent facilities, with the latest equipment and technology to support your learning – making this the best place to start your construction career and take your first step towards your dream job.

Upon completion you could progress into employment, or consider further study at university level, either on a foundation degree or a Higher National Certificate at University Centre South Devon.

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"The course was extremely rewarding and beneficial. The extensive detail of the course has profoundly developed my knowledge and the experienced tutors have been very inspirational."Kevin McKenna

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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