BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering


  • 16-18, Adults (Part-time)


Course content

The course includes the following units split between the two years.

  • Construction Principles 
  • Construction Design 
  • Construction Technology 
  • Health & Safety in Construction 
  • Site Engineering 
  • Further Mathematics
  • Construction in Civil Engineering
  • Plus three non-mandatory units tbc

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

The course gives learners specialist knowledge and technical skills, enabling entry to an Apprenticeship or other employment, or progression to related higher education courses. Learners taking these qualifications must have a significant level of employer involvement in their programmes.

How will I learn?

You will have approximately 400 hours of direct tuition over the two years. As a guide you will need to spend another 600 hours in independent study and completing assignments/projects to achieve the level of attainment necessary for the award of the qualification.

How will I be assessed?

Most assessment evidence is submitted by written coursework and reports. However, the first two units listed are assessed by external examination.

Equipment and other costs

Students are advised to purchase the latest edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Higher Education study, University

Is there additional work required by the student?

As a guide you will be expected to spend a minimum of 600 hours on independent study and completing coursework over the two years.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Civil Engineering

Entry Requirements

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

The course is more likely to benefit applicants already working in the industry, however each candidate will be assessed on previous experience and qualifications including:

  • GCSE grades 4 (C) or above in at least five subjects but must include Mathematics and English Language
  • Work related experience and other sector related qualifications will be considered for mature applicants

Expected prior knowledge/experience

Ideally you will be working in building services or a related sector.

English level

GCSE English Language (Grade 4 (C) or above).

Mathematics level

GCSE Mathematics (Grade 4 (C) or above).


Financial Support for 16-18 Year-olds and Continuing Learners aged 19

The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.

For further information click here.

For further information on financial support for Looked after Children, Care Leavers and estranged young people, click here