Balconies, Terraces and Walkways.

This qualification provides knowledge and understanding relating to balconies, terraces and walkways in residential properties. It explains how balconies, terraces and walkways impact and potentially compromise occupant and visitor safety. It also covers the complex structure as well as their function and durability, and how defects and abnormalities may affect them. It gives consideration to properties which have been converted from commercial to domestic use.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ways balconies, terraces an walkways may impact and potentially compromise occupant and visitor safety including hazards
  • The complex structural factors that must be taken into consideration to ensure balconies, terraces and walkways are safe, functional and durable
  • What is meant by building pathology in the context of balconies, terraces and walkways and the defects, damages and abnormalities that may affect them
  • The issues that should be taken into account when a property has been converted from commercial use to residential
  • The ongoing management concerns that may arise from residential property being adjacent to commercial properties


Construction and Pathology

30 hours

Qualification name:
Understanding Balconies, Terraces and Walkways on Residential Property

Qualification type:
Ofqual recognised Level 4 Award

£495.00 + VAT


Who the qualification is designed for

  • Those involved with repair and maintenance
  • Those involved in managing property and tenants
  • Those who need a better understanding of ‘bricks and mortar’ issues

How the qualification is delivered

  • Through our bespoke online learning platform
  • Complete flexibility as to where and when you undertake your learning
  • You can enrol on this course at any time and work through the content at your own pace
  • Includes a suite of additional and recommended learning resources (such as University of the West of England construction resources and BRE online library)

How the qualification is assessed

  • After you have completed the learning, there are structured questions to demonstrate the knowledge attained

How much the qualification costs

  • The cost of the award is £495+VAT. This includes all online training material, the assessment and the Level 4 Award