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Construction and Civil Engineering

Course Code: KCP

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: BTEC
Qualification: BTEC, Diploma
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Tuesdays, 9.00am - 6.30pm

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About the course

If you want to train for a job as an architect, surveyor, quantity surveyor, structural engineer, civil engineer or construction project manager, this A Level equivalent construction and civil engineering course is perfect for you to reach your career goals!

We can also prepare you for a career in building management or project management in the construction industry. This BTEC Diploma will give you the skills you need to start your career in the technical and professional disciplines of the construction industry.

Construction is a wide-ranging profession with many disciplines. You will learn about how construction work is planned, how buildings are constructed, sustainability, renewable energy, and the properties of different materials. This construction course involves an element of practical work associated with surveying and the setting out of buildings.

What you'll learn

You will gain a solid foundation in the construction industry, focusing on giving you the skills and knowledge that you need to work as an architect, surveyor or project manager.

Your course will be made up of the following three areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths (individually assessed)
  • other activities to develop your personal skills eg preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need one of the following:

  • four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (9-4), including English and maths or a level 2 diploma
  • a BTEC first diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 2 or technical certificate in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed through a range of coursework, formal assessments and exams.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to:

Important information

“Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 – July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)”

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.