This course has been designed to meet the needs of the Civil Engineering Industry. Students will focus on developing skills in design, analysis and evaluation across a range of Civil Engineering topics. Modern infrastructure such as buildings, roads and bridges have all been designed, built and maintained by civil engineering professionals. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for an exciting career in the Construction industry, such as building surveying, site management, and architecture.


The Extended Diploma is a two-year, full-time course (equivalent to three A Levels) that is suitable for students who want to progress into higher education courses before entering employment within the construction industry. 


The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure that it is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. In addition, higher education representatives have been involved to ensure that it fully supports entry to the relevant range of specialist degrees.

This qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that will allow learners to progress to further education, or directly to employment or an Apprenticeship in the construction sector. There are eight mandatory units, which cover the following aspects of construction:

  • construction principles
  •  construction design
  • tendering and estimating
  • construction technology
  • health and safety in construction
  • further mathematics in construction
  • site engineering for construction
  • construction in civil engineering.

For detailed course information, please read the course specification.

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A BTEC in Civil Engineering will prepare you for a career in Civil Engineering and Construction. The course supports learners who want to progress directly to employment in roles in construction or a professional construction role and Higher Apprenticeships in the construction sector.

This qualification will also prepare learners for direct employment in the construction and built environment sector, and is ideal if they wish to enter a particular specialist area of work, such as:

  • civil engineering technician
  •  civil engineering design technician
  • civil engineering surveying technician
  • construction project technician
  • site engineering technician
  • public health engineering technician
  • construction contracting technician (estimator) in civil engineering
  • trainee site supervisor in civil engineering.