Weymouth College

Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Weymouth College

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Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma LocationCranford Avenue Course Overview Apply Now Year 1: Subsidiary Diploma Year 2: Extended Diploma This course is aimed at those interested in a career in the professional design, surveying or the supervisory side of the construction industry including: • Civil engineering • Architecture • Surveying • Estate management • Quantity surveying • Building surveying. This is a follow-on course from the Subsidiary Diploma in Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying. This BTEC is directly equivalent to three A Levels and can be used to progress to university study or employment.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Civil Engineering

Course programme

Selection is by interview. You must have at least one of the following: • 5 GCSEs at minimum grade C or equivalent including maths, English and science. • Appropriate knowledge and/or experience gained at work or from other related qualifications. You must have successfully completed the Subsidiary Diploma in Architecture, Civil Engineering & Surveying before progressing to the Year 2 Extended Diploma. Course Content Year 1 core units • Analytical methods • Construction science and materials • Construction and the environment • Construction technology and design • Graphical detailing • Health, safety and welfare Year 1 additional units • Building technology • Planning, organisation and control of resources • Surveying in construction Year 2 units • Building regulations • Building service • Building surveying • Setting out processes • Planning procedures • Design procedures • Measuring, tendering and estimating • ICT • Topographical surveying In addition, you will complete a standalone Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Level 3 qualification, which is essential for progression to industry. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed continually throughout the course through set assignments. Progression Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to a degree programme in the following areas: • Architectural design • Civil engineering • Construction management • Building surveying • Quantity surveying. Progression to a HNC/HND is also an option. Those who completed this course have obtained places at the following universities: • University of Brighton – BA (Hons) Architecture • London Metropolitan University – BA (Hons) Architecture • University of Plymouth – BSc (Hons) Architecture, Design & Structures • University of Plymouth – BA (Hons) Architecture • Southampton Solent University – BA (Hons) Architecture Technology. Other students have moved on to employment in the construction industry. Fees • If you are aged 16-18 as of 31 August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. • If you are over 19 as of 31 August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email

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