Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations

This course has been developed for delivery in a working environment; this means you need to be employed to study this qualification. You will explore construction science, graphical detailing, construction design and surveying, in addition to completing an apprenticeship alongside the course.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete. You will attend College one day per week, 9.00am - 7.00pm.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Health and safety
  • Construction and the environment
  • Construction science
  • Mathematics
  • Graphical detailing
  • Construction design
  • Surveying in construction
  • Construction technology

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments. There are no final examinations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have three GCSEs at grade 7-4 (equivalent to grade A-C) including English, maths and science. You will also need to have secured employment/an apprenticeship before starting this course.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

As you need to be in employment or an apprenticeship your employer will pay your course fees. More information can be provided upon application. For more information on financial support that may be available, please click here.

If you are an adult student aged 19 or over, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. You could also choose to apply for a Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees enabling you to study now, pay later. Loan eligibility isn't dependent on income or employment status and there is no credit check. Loan repayments don't start until you have finished your course and earn over £25,000 per year.

More information can be provided upon application. For more information on the Advanced Learner Loan, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the HNC Diploma in Construction.

Alternatively, you may wish to enter the industry and begin your career.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.