Is this course right for me?

A City and Guilds L3 ATC in Constructing the Built Environment is an engaging programme aimed at students who are interested in the construction industry and have a vocational or career interest in the subject.

The course consists of the following subjects:

  • Domestic construction technology
  • Industrial and commercial construction technology
  • Health and safety in the built environment
  • Construction science and materials
  • Sustainability and new technologies
  • Mathematics for the built environment
  • Employer involvement

Entry requirements:

  • Four GCSE’s at grade point C or above (including Maths and English), or,
  • BTEC First Diploma in Construction, or,
  • NVQ Level 3 Qualification

More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and / or unpaid employment and you will be able to demonstrate your suitability at interview.


The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials, site visits, field trips and guest speakers.


The course is assessed through a theory exam and a synoptic assignment.


Foundation Degree in Construction or Civil Engineering or a HNC in Construction or Civil Engineering. You may then have the option to top up your foundation degree by completing a full BSc in Commercial Construction Management or BEng in Civil Engineering.