Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering


This engaging programme is aimed at students who are looking for a challenging career in the Civil Engineering industry.
This 2 year, part-time course is designed for students who are working in the Civil Engineering industry and are being released by their employer one day a week to study.

Course Content - What will I learn?

You will cover a range of the following subjects:

Health, Safety and Welfare,
Sustainable Construction,
Construction Technology & Design,
Science and Materials in Construction,
Mathematics in Construction,
Construction in Civil Engineering,
Graphical Detailing,
Surveying in Construction and Civil Engineering,
Public Health Engineering,
Setting Out Processes,
Structural Mechnics

Am I right for the course?

The qualification offers an interesting programme for the younger learners who are clear about their employment choice and are working in the Civil Engineering industry. For adult students the qualification confirms and extends their work experience in the sector. It also provides a suitable qualification for those who have changed career and moved in to Civil Engineering following a career break. Successful completion of the programme allows the student to apply for Tech. Eng. of the Institution of Civil Engineer.

For students who have recently been in education the requirements are likely to include one of the following: A BTEC Level 2 qualification in Construction or a related vocational area, GCSEs equivalent to four passes at grade C, including Maths, English and Science. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include experience of paid and/or un-paid employment in the civil engineering industry.

A variety of assessment methods are used on the course such as case studies, assignments, work-based assessments together with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.

The course is part time for a duration of one day per week for two years. Fees: To cover tuition, Examination and the Edexcel registration are reviewed annually and published separately. Further information is available on application. Equipment: No special equipment is necessary although a scale ruler, scientific calculator and basic stationery will be beneficial. For site visits a pair of safety boots is advised. Hard hats and reflective safety clothing are provided for student use.

A team of professional lecturing staff many of whom have considerable experience within the construction or civil engineering industry.

What Next?

This qualification provides access, to the HNC Civil Engineering course at oaklands College. Candidates wishing to progress other part or full time degree programmes in Civil Engineering or related disciplines would need to confirm entry requirements with the appropriate providers.

Successful completion of the Extended Diploma in Construction can lead to progression on to the HNC in Construction or other Higher Education courses or alternatively into employment within the construction and property industry.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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