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Civil Engineering (Level 3 National Extended Diploma)

Construction & Built Environment

Course Overview

This is a nationally recognised construction qualification aimed at students who wish to follow a career in civil engineering.The Extended Diploma in Civil engineering is a two-year, full-time course that is equivalent to 3 A levels. The course will provide opportunities for students to progress within the industry and to higher level study, for example, Higher National Diploma or a Civil Engineering degree course at university. The course can also support learners who want to progress directly to employment in job roles in the construction industry and to Higher Apprenticeships in the construction sector.Throughout the course you will get the opportunity to gain excellent practical and academic skills, knowledge and experience. You will learn how to use industry standard surveying equipment and computer aided design software to produce surveys, plans and specifications for domestic and commercial buildings. Assessment projects are designed to be directly related to real life construction industry scenarios.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus

Important Message

Applications/Enrolment now Closed for this year

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Civil Engineering
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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Course Modules

  • Construction Principles, Construction Design, Tendering and Estimating, Construction Technology, Health and Safety in Construction, Site Engineering for Construction, Further Mathematics for Construction and Construction in Civil Engineering.
  • Three modules which could include modules such as: Surveying in Construction, Graphical detailing in Construction, Building Regulations and Control, Management of a Construction Project, Building Surveying in Construction, Measurement techniques in Construction, Projects in Construction and Building Information Modelling
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Construction, OR 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) to include English and Mathematics

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) to include Mathematics and English; OR Leaving Cert Applied - Merit

Work Placement


What's Next?

Further Study

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to Higher National Diploma or Higher Level Apprenticeship within NWRC. You can also progress to university to study in areas including Civil Engineering, Architectural Technology and Construction/ Site Management.

Career Prospects

The course will provide opportunities for you to progress directly into employment at technician level in areas such as civil engineering, architectural technology, quantity surveying or building services engineering. You could also potentially work for building contractors as a site engineer or construction manager trainee.


  • Image of Chelsea O’Kane
    I was initially a bit anxious about leaving school and going to NWRC, but I really had nothing to worry about. This course has enabled me to explore so many aspects of Art & Design that I would not have had the opportunity to if I had followed the traditional A-Level route.
    Chelsea O’Kane
  • Image of Kyle Scott
    I was so much happier completing a course in something I really enjoyed, rather than studying three A-Levels in subjects that weren't going to benefit me in the future.
    Kyle Scott

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