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Civil Engineering Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for an exciting career in the Construction industry. Career include: building surveying, quantity surveying, site management and architecture. On completion of the course, you can progress on to university level courses in Construction or employment.

Course content

You will be required to be successful in 18 subject areas (units), where the spread of topics covered will enable you to progress into any of the technical areas of construction employment. Topics include: Design, resources, construction technology and material specification. Practical work includes: Lab work, setting out, drawing, land surveying, computer aided design and IT application.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 4-9 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


Assessment is through assignments and coursework. Each unit has a separate outcome of pass, merit or distinction.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Progression into employment or onto a Higher National Certificate/Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree course.

This course is equivalent to 3 'A' levels.

Further information

All construction industry employers recognise this qualification for career development and it is highly valued as a means for recruitment. There is an acute shortage of trained and qualified technical, managerial and design staff within construction, where prospects are excellent.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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    • The College's Pagefield Centre is a purpose built facility to educate students, apprentices and tradespeople of the future.

      This state-of-the-art facility offers a range of Courses in Construction Crafts and Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering.

      Large workshops and training environments, together with the latest machinery, software and equipment allow our students to gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

      The Centre boasts an excellent reputation amongst a range of employers across the Wigan Borough which is exemplified by our students quickly progressing into the professional industry.

      Pagefield Centre is currently receiving a £1.4m development in top of the range facilities to add to its already impressive learning environment.

      The turning and milling workshops will soon have new and upgraded equipment, which will include the latest technology in fabrication and welding.

      There will also be a plasma cutting bed and a new thermodynamic and fluid mechanic laboratory.

      To complement this state of the art equipment, students will have access to the latest finite element analysis software, CAD / CAM, hydraulics and pneumatics software, enabling them to experience learning in a high-spec environment.

      If you're considering a future in the trades, then this Centre could be your pathway to success.