There are twelve units to complete over the two years:
Successful learners achieve the Subsidiary Diploma at the end of the first year. The full Diploma is claimed at the end of the second year.
The focus is on developing skills in design, analysis and evaluation across a range of Civil Engineering topics.
Candidates achieving Merit or Distinction are invited to enrol on our HNC Civil Engineering programme.
The majority of the timetable is spent in conventional classrooms where you will be taught by qualified Civil Engineering staff.
Most assessment is carried out using college devised assignments and projects. Some units, including Mathematics, have open-book timed tests.
There are no costs.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma
University, Higher Education study
Learners can expect to be working on at least one assignment or project at any one time throughout the two years.
You need to have an interest in Construction/Engineering and a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including Mathematics, English, and Science/Technology. A grade B or above is preferred in Mathematics.
No subject related prior knowledge is required.
A minimum GCSE grade C or other equivalent qualification is needed.
A minimum GCSE grade B is preferred.
To be eligible for free meals you must be enrolled on a full time course, funded by the EFA and you or your parents must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
All applicants will be required to provide evidence dated within four months of the application, showing that they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit.
A student is only eligible to receive a free meal when they, or their parent/ guardian have made a successful application to City of Westminster College.
Students aged between 19 and 24 on 31st August 2015 who are subject to a Learning Disability Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) are entitled to a free meal if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Students must attend their classes to continue to be eligible for free meals at College.
Students will be allocated £2.41 for each day they are timetabled to be in college. There is no cash alternative. Credits will be loaded onto the Student ID card. Students must have their College ID card to get their meal. Students cannot get a meal with temporary ID cards.
Credits not spent at the end of each day will be withdrawn.
Students are advised to purchase nutritious meals. The credits cannot be spent on items such as: cookies, cakes, fizzy drinks or confectionary.
All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2015. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2015 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.
The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.
You may be eligible for a concession if:
If you are aged 24 or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. This is available to eligible students starting a course after 1st August 2013. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.
Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:
Are you aged 20 or over? Is the cost of childcare preventing you from studying? The College has a limited childcare fund to support parents who want to study but need help towards the cost of childcare.
The fund is small, you cannot presume that you will get help with childcare costs, even if you meet the eligibility criteria. It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available to help with your childcare costs.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances. In addition to demonstrating that you are on a low income, you must also meet the College’s general eligibility criteria.
You need to have evidence that you fall into one of the following groups:
The evidence you will be required to produce:
Your childcare provision:
Speak to a Student Advisor as soon as possible to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST do this before you enrol on a course
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The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependant of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.
In order to qualify for assistance from the 16-19 Bursary Fund you must fulfil all the following criteria.
You must be:
When allocating resources, the College may consider other exceptional circumstances e.g. Young carers, young people who having caring responsibilities but are not in receipt of Carer’s Allowance.
You must meet the following economically disadvantaged criteria:
Be a dependent of someone who is:
In addition the college will have a contingency fund to support learners who are at risk of withdrawal as a result of financial difficulties with or without the above income evidence. E.g. young learners living independently and working to support themselves financially who are unable to access DWP benefits.
Young carers will be supported to make applications for bursary funding.
The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are under 19 years of age on 31st August 2015 and are:
Eligible students can receive up to £1,200 over the course of the academic year if you are a full time student, on a yearlong course and have a minimum of 88% attendance each week.
The bursary is paid every 2 weeks, but you will only get money for each week that you have reached a minimum of 88% attendance.
You must apply for this funding after you have completed your enrolment.
Your Social Worker or Care manager will have to confirm you are in the care of the Local authority. This can be done by letter or email. The email has to come from a Local Authority email account.
If you are living independently (in a hostel or other rented accommodation) you will have to bring evidence of your benefits.
The Student Advisors and Careers Team will offer additional help, advice and guidance to support you to stay on course and fulfil your education and employment aspirations.
The funds are small. You cannot presume you will get financial support even if you meet the eligibility criteria. Eligibility for help towards course associated costs are based on your personal circumstances. In addition to demonstrating that you are on a low income, you must also meet the College’s general eligibility.
Learner Support Fund:
24+ Advance Learning Loan Bursary Fund:
You need to have evidence that you fall into one of the following groups:
Payments contribute to the costs associated with study including travel. They do not meet all the costs. If you live within walking distance of college or have a Freedom pass you cannot apply for help with travel. For students who have to travel significant distances, a payment may be made towards the transport costs, for the days you are in College. You may also use the money to buy books or other learning resources.
All payments are based on you having a minimum of 85% attendance each month.
Payments are paid into your bank accounts.
You MUST inform the DWP of any payments you receive.
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