Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Sustainable Construction with Civil Engineering

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Yvonne.O'Donnell@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Paul.Allen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: rob.graham@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course will develop your skills and deepen your understanding of construction/civil engineering, and prepare you to either progress to Higher Education in the field, or enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop your expertise in the area of construction/civil engineering through hands-on experience, case studies and projects using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.

Additional Information

You’ll develop a sound understanding of the subject area and build your transferable skills like time management and computer competency. Successful students will have the opportunity to progress to university and complete an honours degree or a foundation degree. Many past students have successfully gained employment in a range of areas within the public and private sector.

Course Content

The course is suitable for school leavers wishing to progress to an Extended Diploma, university or undertake a Foundation Degree at SWC, or those who’ve been in industry (perhaps coming from a trade background) who wish to progress their career often complete this course. Traditionally the course is undertaken full time, 3 - 4 days per week, giving students the opportunity to work part-time. Students also have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills or GCSE qualifications in Mathematics, English and ICT. During the course, students can undertake additional qualifications to support their main programme of study, for example, 2D AutoCAD. Regular visits to construction sites help contextualise learning and guest speakers from disciplines across the industry also regularly deliver lectures on specialised topics. All learners will be given the chance to undertake a short work placement in the construction/civil engineering industry.

Assessment Method

As a practically focused, vocational course, assessment is carried out through projects and coursework assignments which are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

Progression Opportunities

Learners may progress to an Extended Diploma in Construction, or there is the possibility of progress to Higher Education courses such as a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree in, for example, Construction Engineering and Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering and many other related programmes. You could also progress directly into employment, or in some cases self-employment.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades C or above including English Language and/or Maths (please check individual course details), or successful competition of a Level 2 related qualification. Equivalent to 3 A-Levels. Please check with the individual Course Co-ordinator on application. Criteria may be subject to change. Entry is subject to a successful interview.