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Civil Engineering (Level 3)


Civil Engineering

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Full Time

Start Date



2 years

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Course Overview

If you would like to pursue a career as a civil engineer, helping to construct and maintain the built environment that supports our way of life, this course will set you on the path towards your goal. You will study to become the future generation of civil engineers, site managers and quantity surveyors to meet the need for qualified professionals in this area. You will develop the knowledge and ability to produce solutions to expensive and diverse problems in a safe and environmentally appropriate way. In addition to classroom-based learning, you will benefit from high quality visits to relevant organisations within the construction and civil engineering sectors and participate in practical and theoretical workshops.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the sustainable design, construction and building of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railways, dams, pavements, drainage, water and sewer reticulation systems, harbours, tunnels, runways and other fixed projects which enhance life in our diverse world.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

After successfully completing this two-year course you will achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering).

Entry Requirements

• GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) in English Language and maths.
• 2 additional GCSEs at Grade 3 (D).
• A passion for civil engineering.

What Could I Do Next?

Following this course you could progress on to a higher education course such as the HNC in Civil Engineering or Construction or a degree course at university. Alternatively, you may decide to go on to a Higher Apprenticeship or move directly into employment.

Meet your lecturer

Joel Potter,

Joel is one of the lecturing staff on the Civil Engineering course in Chippenham. He studied at Northumbria University, started his professional career in quantity surveying and went on to work with companies such as Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Lovell, spanning a vast industry knowledge from new build housing and hospitals here in the UK to 5 star luxury hotels in Dubai. Joel has also taught cost engineering at a university in Deyang, China. This led to his passion in education and drive for student achievement.

What our students say

I really enjoy the creativity and methodology behind the Civil Engineering course. The facilities at the campus provide a great insight into the resources we’ll be working with in the future.


Civil Engineering (Level 3)

Civil Engineering lets you combine creative and practical elements of thinking, which are both areas that I enjoy.


Level 3 Civil Engineering

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