Built Environment

Course Overview

This WJEC qualification advances learners’ understanding of the built environment (e.g. the construction of houses, civil engineering, residential and commercial buildings).

Learners will gain an indepth understanding of professional roles within the built environment sector such as architect, engineer, surveyor, health and safety officers, building inspectors and site managers.

Added February 2022

Entry Requirements

A minimum of seven GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths.

Course Delivery

Subjects studied will include:

  • The stages and processes involved in the built environment life cycle
  • The professional and technical roles involved in the built environment
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) practices and the role of BIM software in all stages of the built environment life cycle
  • Sustainability issues and sustainable practices in the built environment life cycle
  • The changing nature of practice in the built environment sector over time and during different periods

Progression Opportunities

The qualification will be useful to those with an interest in entering a technical or professional role in the construction industry or continuing their studies into higher education.

Future careers paths could include:

Architects; architectural technicians; architectural technologist; engineers; surveyors; health and safety officers; building inspectors; clerk of works and site managers / supervisors.

Course deliverable in Welsh: