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. Grŵp 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.
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%)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 (or equivalent) or above GCSE Mathematics/Numeracy, grade C/4 or above, or Key/Essential Skill equivalent level. For applicants without these qualifications, evidence of numeracy skills at a suitable level to meet the demands of the programme successfully, will need to be demonstrated. Equivalent international qualifications are acceptable For individuals who do not meet the above academic requirements we will consider a wide range of non-standard or professional qualifications and experience, through the submission of a portfolio for accreditation of prior learning (APL/APEL/RPEL), in accordance with GLLM regulations and policies. Direct entry onto level 5 of the GLLM Construction or Civil Engineering Foundation Degree will be considered for those progressing students who have successfully completed the respective Construction or Civil Engineering GLLM Certificate of HE, or successful completion of 120 credits from a relevant HNC.
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Additional entry requirements
Important Entry Requirement & Application Update College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020. Interviews: Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time. Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
English language requirements
GCSE in Welsh or English as first language, grade C/4 (or equivalent) or above Any degrees, diplomas or certificates eligible should have been taught and assessed in Welsh or English, or For overseas applicants, for entry onto Level 4, English fluency to IELTS 5.5 or higher (with no element less than 5.0) For overseas applicants, for entry onto Levels 5 or above, English fluency to IELTS 6.0 or higher (with no element less than 5.5)
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