Is this course right for me?

This course intended for candidates who are employed within the Civil Engineering Industry.

Typically those completing the qualification will gain formal recognition of their skills. It is also likely that they are seeking to progress into more senior roles that require additional supervisory or managerial skills.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

Additional costs:

Additional costs may be associated with the following:

  • Materials for independent study, such as laptop or desktop computer
  • Textbooks that are considered essential reading
  • External visits such as construction sites, city centres, monuments, stadia, museums/galleries/exhibitions.
  • Software to be able to work from home
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), budget estimate £30 - £150
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Apps which are generally free but have costs for upgraded versions

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Module information

More detailed information on modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Start date

September

Entry requirements:

  • One A Level (grade A-C) or an equivalent BTEC qualification in a relevant field (grade average of Merit or higher)
  • Work experience will also be taken into consideration
  • In the event of the criteria not being met, a 1 year bridging course will have to be successfully completed prior to enrolment on the course. Students with relevant equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery:

This course is delivered as follows:

  • Day Release 
  • Classroom based learning 
  • Tutorials 
  • Groupwork 
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment) 
  • Practical sessions in a realistic working environment (RWE)

Assessment:

This course is assessed through a range of activities. These can include: 

  • Formal written exam 
  • Practical and written assessments/assignments 
  • Presentations and demonstrations 
  • Portfolios of work

Feedback

Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.

Progression:

On successful completion of the Certificate, candidates can progress to further Higher Education courses in the same or related subjects.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offers a number of options. Alternatively, candidates can apply to other institutions.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Llangefni

    This award will enable learners working in the industry to broaden their skills base beyond the horizons of their existing employment and thus enhance their career prospects in the four main areas of civil engineering - transportation, water, structures and construction.

    This course is ideally suited to those who wish to work as Civil Engineering Technicians. After completing the course, suitably qualified learners can progress on to a degree course.

    The award will also enable learners to progress towards Incorporated Engineer status and is a requirement for technician status in the industry

    Unit Information

    A total of 10 units are completed during the 2 years, these are related to buiding, design and civil engineeing topics which will prepare candidates for further career development. Candidates will study the following units:

    Year 1

    • Analytical Methods 
    • Design Principles and Applications 
    • Civil Engineering and Construction A 
    • Science and Materials 
    • Management Principles and Applications 

    Year 2

    • Site Surveying Procedures 
    • Structural Analysis and Design 
    • Health and Safety Welfare 
    • Geology and Soil Mechanics 
    • Group Project
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    This award will enable learners working in the industry to broaden their skills base beyond the horizons of their existing employment and thus enhance their career prospects in the four main areas of civil engineering: transportation, water, structures and construction.

    This course is ideally suited to those who wish to work as Civil Engineering Technicians.

    After completing the course, suitably qualified learners can progress on to a degree course. The award will also enable learners to progress towards Incorporated Engineer status and is a requirement for technician status in the industry.

    Unit Information

    A total of 10 units are completed during the 2 years. These are related to buiding, design and civil engineeing topics which will prepare candidates for further career development. 

    Year 1 

    • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Design Principles for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Health, Safety and Welfare
    • Management Principles and Applications for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Group Project

    Year 2 

    • Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment
    • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Structural Behaviour and Detailing
    • Advanced Civil Engineering.