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Civil Engineering (Advanced) - Level 3

We have very limited spaces left on courses for this academic year, many of our courses are now on a waiting list. If you do want to enquire about joining us please contact our admissions team on 01623 413639.


Designed for those looking to specialise in civil engineering, this course provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to progress onto a variety of pathways including university degrees, employment or apprenticeships. 

Whether you’re looking to become a civil engineer, structural engineer or quantity surveyor, this course will support you in taking the next steps towards your chosen career.

Today the construction industry is dynamic and demanding. Employers require candidates to have certain technical skills, appropriate industry knowledge and understanding and also the ability to demonstrate employability skills. These skills enable you to adapt to the roles needed to survive in the global economy and enhance their effectiveness in the workplace. These employability skills include: self-management, team working, business and customer awareness, problem-solving, communication, basic literacy and numeracy, a positive attitude to work and the use of IT.

To ensure you move forward with the right skills, our course covers both the practical and employability skills to keep you moving in the right direction.

What will I study?

  • Construction technology
  • Highway construction and maintenance in civil engineering
  • Further mathematics for construction
  • Construction processes and operations
  • Quality control management in construction.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum GCSE grade 4 in both English language/Literacy and Maths - Science is desirable but not essential.
  • For continuing learners, a relevant Level 2 in a craft occupation plus grade 4 in English Language or maths.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

  • Exams
  • Written reports or essays
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Recordings of interviews
  • Creation of design documents.

What does the course lead to?

Careers are often pursued in a wide range of professions within construction, such as architectural technology, project management, civil engineer, planning, infrastruture and rail engineer.

What can I progress onto?

Career opportunities

Next steps

Apply for this course

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