Course Information


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering (RQF)

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 527
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Yvonne.ODonnell@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen (Tech & Skills)
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 527
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Paul.Allen@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–17:00
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 16
Total Hours: 527
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: rob.graham@swc.ac.uk

Description

The aim of this course is to build upon the interest learners may already have in the field of civil engineering, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them either to progress to Higher Education in the field, or to enter the industry directly. The practical nature of the course helps develop the learner's expertise in the area of civil engineering through hands-on experience, case studies, and projects. Learners will develop skills, knowledge and understanding using the latest industry-standard software and technologies.

Additional Information

The course is suitable for school leavers wishing to progress to university or undertake a Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering at South West College. Those who have been in industry 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 will also have the opportunity to complete Essential Skills or GCSE qualifications in Mathematics, English and ICT.

Course Content

During the course, students will be able to undertake additional qualifications to support their main programme of study – e.g. 2D AutoCAD. This will help improve practical skills and enhance employability. The student experience will be further enhanced by regular visits to construction sites helping to contextualise the learning. Guest speakers from disciplines across the industry also regularly deliver lectures on specialised topics. All learners will be given the opportunity to undertake a short work placement in the civil engineering industry during the course of their studies.

Optional Modules

  • Surveying in Construction
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction
  • Management of a Construction Project
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Measurement Techniques in Construction
  • Work Experience in the Construction Sector
  • Projects in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Quality Control Management in Construction
  • Principles and Applications of Structural Mechanics
  • Public Health Engineering
  • Specialist Civil Engineering Techniques
  • Highway Construction and Maintenance in Civil Engineering
  • Assessment Method

    Three of the units are externally assessed: Construction Principles (examination), Construction Design (set tasks) and Tendering and Estimating (set tasks). All other units are internally assessed by projects and coursework assignments.

    Progression Opportunities

    Upon successful completion, learners may progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as a Foundation Degree or Honours Degree in Civil Engineering and many other related programmes. It is also possible to progress directly into employment, or in some cases to self-employment, using the skills learned.

    Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs grade C or above or Level 2 BTEC. Entry is subject to a successful interview.