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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a two-year programme designed for those interested in pursuing a career in Civil and Site Engineering.

You will be studying for a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma over the two years - under 17s will complete a Foundation Diploma in the first year. You will also participate in tutorial sessions and our Professional Construction Employment and Skills Academy, which has strong links with and support from numerous local construction companies.

The course is structured so that students who are lucky enough to obtain an apprenticeship partway through their studies can easily transfer to our part-time apprenticeship programme. This can sometimes happen while students are completing internships with employers via our Professional Construction Employment and Skills Academy.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and to demonstrate a keen interest in professional construction. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications. You will need one of the following:

  • A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Mathematics (grade 5 or above), and Science. Your grade should preferably be 6+ (B) for GCSE Maths.
  • An Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard, with GCSE English and Mathematics (grade 5 or above). Your grade should preferably be 6+ (B) for GCSE Maths.
  • Relevant industrial experience in the construction sector, with GCSE English and Maths (grade 5 or above – C+ on the older GCSEs). Your grade should preferably be 6+ (B) for GCSE Maths.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Construction Principles (Double Size Unit)
  • Construction Design (Double Size Unit)
  • Tendering and Estimating (Double Size Unit)
  • Construction Technology
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Surveying in Construction
  • Graphical Detailing in Construction
  • Building Regulations and Control in Construction
  • Management of a Construction Project
  • Building Surveying in Construction
  • Measurement Techniques in Construction
  • Further Mathematics
  • Work Experience in the Construction Sector
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Site Engineering for Construction
  • Construction in Civil Engineering

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through written assignments and/or phase tests.  You will be supported with formative feedback leading up to formal assessments to ensure you achieve your highest potential grade. The three double sized units include an external assessment by BTEC.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A book list will be provided at the beginning of the academic year and you may wish to purchase books as appropriate. You will also need to purchase various items of equipment, including safety boots for site visits and technical drawing equipment. There may also be a request for contributions to trips and visits as part of our Employment and Skills Academy activities.

What can I do after this course?

This course allows for progression to the appropriate Level 4 or Level 5 Civil Engineering qualifications.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Macauley Shaw

Macauley Shaw

J Tomlinson gas engineer a winner in the Building Communities Awards 2017

J Tomlinson gas engineer Macauley Shaw has won the title of Apprentice of the Year (16-24) in the Building Communities Awards 2017.

The 20-year-old scooped the accolade at an awards ceremony held at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

Macauley has been with Nottingham-based building services company J Tomlinson since leaving school at the age of 16 and is now a qualified gas engineer.

Martin Ardron, J Tomlinson's operations director repairs and maintenance and facilities management, said: "We are thrilled that Macauley has been named Apprentice of the Year at the Building Communities Awards and are very proud of him. It's a richly deserved award.

Macauley works in the Repair & Maintenance – Service & Repair division at J Tomlinson and travels across the Midlands and Yorkshire as part of his role. He is a key member of the 24-hour call-out rota, working on plumbing emergencies overnight, and has recently begun attending gas call outs too.

He undertook part of his training at Derby College and since joining J Tomlinson he has completed his NVQ level 2 and NVQ level 3 in Plumbing and Heating, as well as the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) – the industry recognised and accepted route for operatives to gain a certificate of competence, needed to become a member of the Gas Safe Register. He is now hoping to undertake further qualifications so that he can, in his own words, 'better myself in the company'.

His line manager, project manager, Jim Upex said: "Macauley is a great engineer and a great team player. We're delighted that his hard work and dedication has been recognised and rewarded with this title of Apprentice of the Year."

The Building Communities Awards recognise the professionalism, excellence and innovation sitting at the heart of the East Midlands' construction and housing community in both the public and the private sectors. The Apprentice of the Year (16-24) Award was sponsored by J Wright Roofing Ltd.

As a company, J Tomlinson provides a range of integrated building services which include construction, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), facilities management, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance and regeneration. It primarily operates across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

As a company, J Tomlinson is very committed to training our workforce, improving our team and individual performances, and giving our employees the opportunity to achieve professional and personal growth. Macauley has been with us since leaving school and has grasped all the opportunities that have been given to him with both hands. He receives many compliments from customers and is a much-valued member of the J Tomlinson team.

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