Engineering, Technology, Motor Vehicle & Construction

BTEC Advanced Diploma for Design Engineer Construct

36 Weeks , Day time , Stratford Campus
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Is the Course for me?

The purpose of the qualification is to teach about some of the up to date issues related to the built environment and provide an interesting context for strengthening numeracy, literacy, IT skills understanding and knowledge as well as applying scientific methods to real problems in civil engineering and building design.

What is involved?

Students will look at some of the up-to-date issues relating to the built environment, applying scientific methods to real problems in civil engineering and building design.

The Design, Engineer, Construct (DEC) course gives candidates the opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification and prepare them for a career in the building design world. Throughout the programme you will work closely with industry experts to learn a range of skills involved in the building design process including using the latest industry standard software Autodesk Revit.

The course has been designed with industries to make sure that the activities are reflective of real life scenarios and learners will experience a range of career roles including; architecture, quantity surveying, structural engineering, facilities management, land surveying, planning, inclusive design and sustainable management.

Students will also gain industry relevant work experience whilst studying the programme. You will learn in a variety of ways - through talks and demonstrations, by completing practical tasks and exercises, by independent study and by evaluation and assessment of your work. The course includes industry research and report writing, the development of your CV and identifying the employment role that best suits your abilities and aspirations. English, maths and IT will form an integral part of your studies on the course. Site visits are also planned during the course.


Upon completion of the course, students can progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship in Construction and the Building Environment.

You can find employment in quantity surveying, building surveying, land surveying, civil engineering, site engineering, structural engineering, facilities management, interior design and sustainable design.

Course Requirements

Entry onto all full time courses is also subject to: a) Completion of college assessment b) Successful interview Overseas equivalent qualifications will also be considered as determined by qualified guidance staff within the Admissions team. Applicants will be required to sit an initial assessment of their IT, English and Maths ability.

You will also need: 5 GCSE passes at Grades 9-4, or successful completion of a Level 2 course with Functional Skills in English and Maths, or a recognised precursor qualification with Functional Skills in English and Maths.