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Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Hartlepool College of Further Education

Course description

Those people who are either about to enter employment or are currently working as trainees or technicians in the construction, civil engineering or building services engineering sector. The following vocational areas are covered by this course: design/architecture, building surveying, quantity surveying, estimating building control, civil engineering, building services engineering, heating and ventilation or refrigeration.

Course content

Mandatory Units (Civil Engineering):

  • Health, Safety & Welfare in CBE
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Mathematics in CBE
  • Science and Materials in CBE
  • Construction Technology
  • Design and Surveying in Construction & Civil Engineering

Specialist Units (Examples):

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction in Civil Engineering
  • Graphical Detailing in CBE
  • Further Mathematics
  • Project in CBE
  • Setting out processes in Construction & Civil Engineering
  • Structural Mechanics in Construction & Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Ideally employed within the industry, 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C and a successful interview.


A variety of assessment methods are used including written reports, phase tests, presentations and practical exercises.

Future opportunities

Learners can progress into employment and/or Higher Education qualifications e.g. Higher National Certificate. Learners can also progress on to degree level programmes at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool College of Further Education directly.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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