Civil Engineering BTEC Level 3 Course


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Civil Engineering

Attendance:

Study Programme

Qualification:

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

Course Start:

September

Course Length:

2 years

Location:

North Street Campus


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Course overview

This BTEC Level 3 Civil Engineering course covers the maths and science related to construction, how to carry out site surveys and the design & construction of roads, railways, bridges, buildings & flood control measures.

This is a 16-18 year study programme course, it is for students who are finishing year 11 this year, or for those who have recently left. It is equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

Civil Engineers are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment, including projects such as bridges, roads, railways, airports, canals, dams and power stations. Civil Engineers can either be consulting engineers who advise on projects and design them or contractors who construct the structures.

Our study programmes include a vocational course, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto a civil engineering apprenticeship course if you secure employment in the civil engineering industry.


Course content

On this Civil Engineering BTEC Level 3 course you will study:

  • 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 principles of highway construction and procedures for maintenance of roads

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will continue learning English and maths throughout your course. 


Entry requirements

All applicants will attend an information day and then be invited to attend an interview.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) including English, maths and science and/or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (including maths at Merit or above).

If you do not meet the entry requirements you could study a Level 2 BTEC Certificate.


What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available for you; depending on your final grade you could move onto a higher education course including a HNC in Civil Engineering, a HND in Civil Engineering, a Higher Apprenticeship or progress to university.

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