Level 3 Diploma in Construction & The Built Environment or Civil Engineering

Start (w/c): 12/09/2022 Wednesday (09:00 to 19:30) Nantgarw

Course Information

This is a two-year course designed for those who would like to pursue a career in the technical and professional areas of the construction industry for example, Architectural design, Building maintenance & surveying, Quantity surveying, Site Management and Civil engineering.

A feature of course is that in year 2 learners can specialise in Civil engineering or Architectural design. Please note that for the civil engineering option learners will need GCSE Maths grade B (Higher Tier).

What Will I Learn?

In year 1 Learners follow common programme. You will gain an understanding of the underlying principles and practice of design and construction for low and medium rise buildings and structures.

In addition, you will examine the construction methods used in the construction of new buildings and their associated external works.

In year 2 learners investigate different career pathways for example, Architectural design, Quantity surveying, Site Management, Land Surveying, Civil engineering and Engineering surveying.

Emphasis is placed on you gaining academic and employability skills: such as research skills, teamwork and presentation skills which play an important part of the course.

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including English, Maths and Science or another appropriate Level 2 qualification together with Maths GCSE grade A*- C. You will also undertake a formal interview and college devised initial assessment in literacy and numeracy.


Learners will complete a range of practical tasks, written assignments and examinations. Each module is graded with an overall Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Career Progression

  • Depending on your overall will have a choice of progression routes: • Foundation degree or HNC in Sustainable Construction and Surveying • Entry to University degree programmes


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