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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
5.2 Building and Construction
Credits:
40
Qualification No:
603/2738/8
GLH:
198 hours
Total qualification time:
400 hours
Price:
£131.50 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type

Pass/Merit/Distinction

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Level 3 Diploma in the Built Environment with Building Information Modelling was developed in partnership with Newcastle College Group after they identified an increasing demand for Building Information Modelling (BIM) skills from local employers.

    Recognising that existing qualifications did not provide learners the necessary skills and experience and unable to source suitable BIM qualifications, Newcastle College worked with Gateway Qualifications to create a qualification that would introduce graduates to the industry and to BIM.

    You can read more about how the BIM qualification was developed in this case study.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve all units totalling 40 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve all units totalling 40 credits.

    Core Concepts of Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    50
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    J/616/7621
    Click here to view full unit details

    Core Concepts of Construction and Civil Engineering

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    L/616/7619
    Click here to view full unit details

    Core Concepts of Infrastructure Projects

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    8
    Unit No:
    F/616/7620
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    Major Project

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    52
    Credits:
    16
    Unit No:
    L/616/7622
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress to employment within organisations that use Building Information Modelling (BIM). Alternatively learners may use this qualification as the foundation to further study in the sector.

    This qualification has been developed in collaboration with a large FE college in response to the needs of the local area.

    Learner target groups include:

    • Graduates who need to develop skills to get a job
    • Those in the workplace who need up skilling

    It supports progression to employment with an employer who uses BIM


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The qualification provides learners with knowledge and understanding of the core concepts of construction and civil engineering, the core concepts of infrastructure projects and the core concepts of BIM. They then apply this knowledge and understanding to complete a major project.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units prior to undertaking this/these qualifications. There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding prior to undertaking this qualification. However, centres should review the prior qualifications and experience of each learner and consider whether they provide the necessary foundations to undertake the programme of study at level 3. The qualification will support learners to progress to employment in organisations that use Building Information Modelling. Alternatively learners may use this qualification as the foundation to further study in the sector.

    Funding information

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    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Hub website


    Additional funding information for qualifications eligible for the High value courses for school and college leavers offer

    This qualification is included on the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) list of High value courses for school and college leavers: a one-year offer for 18 and 19-year-olds.

    This offer provides additional funding for one-year to encourage and support delivery of selected level 2 and 3 qualifications in specific subjects and sectors in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). The ESFA will fund young people aged 18 and 19 for an additional programme of study of high value level 2 and 3 qualifications for up to a year from September 2020 if they cannot find employment or work-based training.

    What the offer includes

    • a £400 uplift to be paid once per learner to cover the costs of putting on additional courses at short notice, recruiting extra learners, and preparing staffing and facilities
    • adjustments to retention payments (16 to 19 funding) and job outcome payments (ESFA AEB) to compensate where learners leave early and take up employment or an apprenticeship
    • increased rate to fund 18-year-olds on larger programmes at the rate for 16 and 17-year-olds

    Additional funding information for qualifications included in National Skills Fund level 3 offer for adults

    This qualification is included in the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) National Skills Fund level 3 offer for adults.

    Qualifications included in the National Skills Fund – level 3 adult offer will be fully funded from April 2021 for any adult aged 24 and over who wants to achieve their first full level 3 qualification.

    A funding uplift is provided for the level 3 adult offer based on guided learning hours which is based on the following:

    • Qualifications of 360 guided learning hours or above – £600 per qualification
    • Qualifications of 359 guided learning hours or below – £150 per qualification

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms