Course details

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Qualification name BTEC National Diploma in Civil Engineering
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 13th September 2022
Cost description Please contact provider - fees will be paid by the government for adults without a full level 3 already
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

If you are curious about how structures are made, then a career in civil engineering could be for you. Buildings, roads and bridges have all been designed, built and maintained by construction and civil engineering professionals. Careers in the civil engineering industry can be very rewarding. With hard work and dedication there are many progression routes for those who want a career in this rewarding and diverse sector. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for an exciting career in the Construction industry. Careers include: building surveying, quantity surveying, site management and architecture. On completion of the course, you can progress on to university level courses in Construction or employment.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English. Relevant experience will be taken into account.

View the key features of this course.

You will cover a range of topics to help you progress to the technical areas of construction employment. Topics include: design, resources, construction technology and material specification. Practical work includes: lab work, setting out, drawing, land surveying, computer aided design and IT application. You will also develop a higher level of maths through the Advanced Maths unit. And valuable work experience also forms part of the course.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

Assessment is through assignments and coursework. Each unit has a separate outcome of pass, merit or distinction.

You may enjoy great careers through apprenticeships, or continue to study higher education such as HNC/HND, or Civil Engineering university degrees. Career prospects include Civil Engineer, Contracts Manager, Project ManagerEstimator, Senior Chartered Engineers, Architect, Construction Manager, Surveyor, Structural Engineer and Town Planner.

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