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Civil Engineering Level 3 BTEC Diploma

  • Subject Area: Civil Engineering
  • Attendance: Part-time
  • Qualification: Level 3 BTEC Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: 1 year (Level 3 Subsidiary completed) or 2 years
  • Location: North Street Campus
  • Cost: 1 year - £1,277 2 years - £2,720

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


Level 3 BTEC Diploma > Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate

Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate > Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND), Higher Apprenticeship or Degree


You will need either a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (including mathematics at Merit or above) or a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in a Construction related area and/or 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C (grade 9-4) in English, mathematics and science.

Mature candidates with other experience or qualifications may also be considered.


What's it all about?

Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and built environment, including works like bridges, roads, railways, airports, canals, dams and buildings. Civil Engineers can either be consulting engineers who advise on projects and design them or contracting engineers who make the plans real. 

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • An analytical, methodical and accurate approach to your work 
  • Good organisational skills
  • The ability to work well in a team

What would I learn at College?

  • The underpinning maths and science related to construction
  • The design of construction and how to communicate your design in drawings and specifications
  • How to carry out site surveys to produce drawings and sections
  • The mathematical analysis of forces acting on structures such as steel framed buildings
  • How to take design information from drawings and mark out positions and heights on the ground
  • The prinicples of highway construction and procedures for maintenance of roads

Further Information

You will study this course for 2 years. In the first year you will complete the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. In the second year you will complete the Level 3 BTEC Diploma and specialise in civil engineering.

This course is equivalent to 2 GCE A Levels

You can apply for this course here. For general course enquiries please call 0113 222 6061 or email HECM@lcb.ac.uk.

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