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Construction/Civil Engineering Level 3 Diploma (part-time)

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This programme is designed to meet industry needs and is for those who are already employed in the industry and would like to study one day per week.

On the Construction/Civil Engineering Level 3 Diploma, you will gain insight into the employment opportunities available in the built environment. The programme will normally take two academic years to complete.

The course will enable you to choose your preferred area of work, and progress to a more responsible job or prominent position within your chosen field - be it building structures, surveying, town planning or site management.

On completion of the programme, you will be open to employment opportunities as a civil engineering technician in a variety of settings with contractors, consultants, government agencies and local authorities. 

What I'll learn

There are six compulsory core units plus a choice of units from professional specialist areas. There are twelve units to be completed over the two years:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Built Environment
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics in Construction and Built Environment
  • Science and Materials in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction Technology and Design in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • Construction in Civil Engineering
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Structural Mechanics in Construction and Civil Engineering
  • CAD and Design for Construction
  • Further Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Project in Construction and the Built Environment  

 

How I'll learn

Lessons take place one day a week from 9am to 5pm on the Construction and Civil Engineering Level 3 Diploma. Your training will take place in the workplace and within college, with a student-centred learning and teaching approach

The competence elements (NVQ) of the programme will be assessed at your workplace by a qualified assessor. 

Your workplace experience will be hands on and will tailor and personalise your lessons with individual support. Lessons are active and thought provoking, delivered consistently to National Standards and built on best practice within the industry. 

Successful learners achieve the Subsidiary Diploma at the end of the first year. The full Diploma is claimed at the end of the second year.

 

How I'll be assessed

You will be assessed via the successful completion of six compulsory core units plus a choice of units from professional specialist areas.

 

Entry Requirements

You must have five GCSEs grade C or above (including English and mathematics) and be employed in a relevant role within the construction industry.

Successful learners achieve the Subsidiary Diploma at the end of the first year. The full Diploma is claimed at the end of the second year.
 

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.