BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Construction Distance LearningC301

Are you thinking about a career in construction? Looking to consolidate your skills? Then Start Learning’s Advanced Certificate in Construction could be the right course for you. 

 It provides a broad base as you will gain an understanding of health & safety, welfare, materials and construction and design terminology. This is a great course for anyone thinking about working in construction or someone who wants to gain further insight into the industry.

Like all Start Learning courses, you will have access to tutor support and our courses are designed in bite sized sections to make learning easier and more flexible. So Start Learning now!

Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Entry Requirements


At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Recommended hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately180 hours of your time studying for the Advanced Construction course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 3 hours aweek to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 6 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents


Unit 1 - Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and the Built Environment (60 hours): Responsibilities under health, safety and welfare legislation - Construction Design and Management Regulations 1994 - Work at Heights Regulations 2005 - Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1996 - Workplace hazards  - Working at height  - Risk assessments  - General Workplace Health and Safety  - Understanding your role in accident recording and reporting.

Unit 2 - Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment (60 hours): Science and Materials in Construction - Factors that affect human comfort – Forces - Strength of materials - Young’s Modulus - Stresses - Graphical representation of forces - Materials performance criteria - Properties of construction materials - Thermal Transmittance.

Unit 3 - Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering (60 hours):  Construction Technology and Design - Financial and Regulatory factors - Building regulations - Construction Design and Management Regulations - RIBA Plan of Work - Design Communication - Technical and architectural terminology - Design to production.

Easy Payment Plan


Full Price is £635

50% Deposit + Postage = This is paid when signing up for the course

25% First Instalment = This is paid 1 month after signing up for the course

25% Second Instalment = This is paid 2 months after signing up for the course

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The deposit is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

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BTEC level 3 Advanced Certificate in Construction

Edexcel registration fees are not included in the cost of the course and you send your registration fee in within 28 days of enrolling on the course, currently £80.00.



You will have to send in a series of assignments which your tutor will mark and return a feedback sheet to you with your results.

Language of Course




Q: How does the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Construction course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.

Q: Is there an exam at the end of the course?
A: No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level Three course but otherwise there are no entry requirements, just a keen interest in the subject.

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Construction course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Construction course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A: If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.