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About the C&BE Diploma

About the C&BE Diploma

The new C&BE Diploma is currently being developed – so the construction industry will soon have a qualification that incorporates the skills required by employers.

The Diploma will combine practical skill development with theoretical and technical knowledge. Young people with the Diploma will have better skills, and a better insight into what the sector is like to work in. They will be more motivated when entering employment because they will already be equipped with the skills they need to help them get on.

The C&BE Diploma will begin being taught in 2008. It will be delivered through local partnerships of schools, colleges and employers and will provide young people with the chance to study in a stimulating and ‘practical’ environment being taught by people with relevant and up to date skills.

The Diploma will be easy to recognise and understand, and valuable to employers who appreciate traditional qualifications but who also feel that young people should have a broader grounding in the required skills, before joining their chosen sector.

Comprising elements from the best of current qualifications, the new Diplomas will be supplemented by new content, which we will be identifying with the help of employers like you.