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Civil Engineering Study Programme
- Subject Area: Civil Engineering
- Attendance: Study Programme (School Leaver)
- Qualification: Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
- Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
- Course Length: 2 years
- Location: North Street Campus
- Cost: N/A
Courses run frequently subject to demand
You could progress onto higher education at the College including a HNC/HND Diploma, higher apprenticeship or a degree at university.
All applicants will attend an information da yand then be invited to attend an interview.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C in English, mathematics and science and/or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (including mathematics at Merit or above).
If you do not meet the entry requirements you could achieve a Level 2 BTEC Certificate.
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?
- A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
- Good leadership skills
- The ability to work well in a team
How much could I earn?
Salaries start at around £24,000 a year. Experienced engineers earn between £25,000 and £40,000 a year and Senior Chartered Engineers can earn between £50,000 and £80,000 a year.
What would I learn at College?
- The underpinning mathematics 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
- How to carry out surveys to assess the conditions of buildings
- How to calculate the cost of construction works and maintain the progress against the budget
- 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
No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.
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 Extended Diploma and specialise in civil engineering.
This course is equivalent to 3 GCE A Levels.