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Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Civil Engineering

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points in a main level 3 qualification, gaining a pass, grade C or higher in at least one relevant subject which could include: A Levels, BTEC, International Baccalaureate, ACCESS to HE; many additional qualifications from Wales, England and Scotland are accepted to support the UCAS points in addition to the relevant subject, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate. Examples of acceptable academic entry requirements include: Two A levels, gaining a pass in at least one relevant A2 subject at grade C or higher. Minimum grades accepted D. Examples of A Levels appropriate for the course entry are the following: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Geography, Geology, Economics, Business. Or a BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent with grade MPP or higher. Or a BTEC Diploma or above, or equivalent with grade MM or higher with 2 years industry experience. Or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or above, or equivalent with grade M or higher with 3 years industry experience. Or experience in the industry of more than 5 years that show competent managerial expertise

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Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2021

Subject

Civil engineering

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. On successful completion of the Certificate, candidates can progress to further Higher Education courses, such as the FdEng Civil Engineering programme, in the same or related subjects. Gr?p Llandrillo Menai offers a number of options, such as the FdEng Civil Engineering. Alternatively, candidates can apply to other institutions.

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 qualification is approved as fully satisfying the educational base for an Engineering Technician (EngTech).** This course is therefore ideally suited to those who wish to work as Civil Engineering Technicians.

After completing the course, suitably qualified learners can progress on to Level 5 of the Foundation Degree course. The award will also enable learners to progress towards Incorporated Engineer status and is a requirement for technician status in the industry.

Modules

For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact and 70% independent student learning.

A total of 9 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.

Level 4:

Employer Based Learning (10 credits, compulsory)

The construction industry is constantly changing in terms of technology, materials, processes, legislation and practice. Learners have the opportunity to reflect upon and contextualise the learning that they gain from working within the industry to assess their personal learning needs in order to plan for the future. (Portfolio 100%)

Environmental Science and Materials (20 credits, compulsory)

This unit supports learners to select and evaluate material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a brief. It will enable them to justify if materials being fit for purpose; as defined by testing standards and properties and their impact on providing the human comfort requirement. Demonstrate awareness of the environmental impact and sustainability of materials and the health and safety considerations to meet current legislative requirements. (Presentation / proposal / poster 40%, Case study 60%)

Hand Drafting and CAD (10 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to enable learners to develop their understanding of construction principles and methods associated with low rise domestic buildings using the vehicle of hand sketching and technical drawing skills suitable for communication on site and with clients during stages 0 to 1 of the RIBA POW (Plan Of Work). (Presentation / proposal / poster 100%)

Mathematics for the Built Environment (20 credits, core)

This module aims to provide students with confidence in numeracy and mathematics by reinforcing and revising basic numeracy and being able to transform and resolve equations algebraically and graphically. (Exam 40%, Exam 60%)

Research and Study Skills (10 credits, compulsory)

This unit will enable you to identify and develop academic writing and information research skills, apply a range of research methodologies and instruments. (Portfolio 100%)

Site Surveying (10 credits, compulsory)

This practical module is designed to provide the student with the ability to use modern surveying equipment and to undertake a range of site surveying procedures typical of today’s construction industry. (Report 50%, Exam 50%)

Civil Engineering Site Operations (20 credits, core)

This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of developing and operating a major civil engineering operation. Modern construction techniques together with health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation applicable to the construction process will be included. (Report 75%, Proposal presentation 25%)

Structural Analysis (10 credits, compulsory)

Structural principles such as the mechanics and physics of structures will be explored. The behaviour of structures that are determinate will be analysed and as part of that calculating bending moments, shear forces, torsions and deflections in a variety of simple structures. (Portfolio x 2 100%)

Geology (10 credits, compulsory)

This module will enable students to differentiate between the formation of common rock types, their classification, mineralogy and their geological distribution. (Report 100%)

The Uni


Course locations:

Coleg Llandrillo - Rhos on Sea

Coleg Menai - Llangefni

Department:

Construction and Civil Engineering

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