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PearsonBTEC Level 3 NationalExtended Diploma inCivil EngineeringSpecificationFirst teaching September 2017Version 1.0

Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI qualificationsEdexcel, BTEC and LCCI qualifications are awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding bodyoffering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked.For further information, please visit our qualifications website at qualifications.pearson.com.Alternatively, you can get in touch with us using the details on our contact us page atqualifications.pearson.com/contactusAbout PearsonPearson is the world's leading learning company, with 35,000 employees in more than 70 countriesworking to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning.We put the learner at the centre of everything we do, because wherever learning flourishes, so dopeople. Find out more about how we can help you and your learners at qualifications.pearson.comReferences to third-party material made in this specification are made in good faith. We do notendorse, approve or accept responsibility for the content of materials, which may be subject tochange, or any opinions expressed therein. (Material may include textbooks, journals, magazinesand other publications and websites.)ISBN 978 1 446 94666 4All the material in this publication is copyright Pearson Education Limited 2017

WelcomeWith a track record built over 30 years of learner success, BTEC Nationals are widely recognisedby industry and higher education as the signature vocational qualification at Level 3. They provideprogression to the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level. Proof comes fromYouGov research, which shows that 62% of large companies have recruited employees with BTECqualifications. What’s more, well over 100,000 BTEC students apply to UK universities every yearand their BTEC Nationals are accepted by over 150 UK universities and higher education institutesfor relevant degree programmes either on their own or in combination with A Levels.Why are BTECs so successful?BTECs embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible,unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on theholistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able tosucceed in employment and higher education.When creating the BTEC Nationals in this suite, we worked with many employers, higher educationproviders, colleges and schools to ensure that their needs are met. Employers are looking forrecruits with a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and work-ready skills suchas teamwork. Higher education needs students who have experience of research, extended writingand meeting deadlines.We have addressed these requirements with: a range of BTEC sizes, each with a clear purpose, so there is something to suit eachlearner’s choice of study programme and progression plans refreshed content that is closely aligned with employers’ and higher education needs for askilled future workforce assessments and projects chosen to help learners progress to the next stage. This meanssome are set by you to meet local needs, while others are set and marked by Pearsonso that there is a core of skills and understanding that is common to all learners. Forexample, a written test can be used to check that learners are confident in usingtechnical knowledge to carry out a certain job.We are providing a wealth of support, both resources and people, to ensure that learners and theirteachers have the best possible experience during their course. See Section 10 for details of thesupport we offer.A word to learnersToday’s BTEC Nationals are demanding, as you would expect of the most respected applied learningqualification in the UK. You will have to choose and complete a range of units, be organised, takesome assessments that we will set and mark, and keep a portfolio of your assignments. But youcan feel proud to achieve a BTEC because, whatever your plans in life – whether you decide tostudy further, go on to work or an apprenticeship, or set up your own business – your BTECNational will be your passport to success in the next stage of your life.Good luck, and we hope you enjoy your course.

Collaborative developmentStudents completing their BTEC Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment will be aimingto go on to employment, often via the stepping stone of higher education. It was, therefore,essential that we developed these qualifications in close collaboration with experts fromprofessional bodies, businesses and universities, and with the providers who will be delivering thequalifications. To ensure that the content meets providers’ needs and provides high-qualitypreparation for progression, we engaged experts. We are very grateful to all the university andfurther education lecturers, teachers, employers, professional body representatives and otherindividuals who have generously shared their time and expertise to help us develop these newqualifications.Professional bodies and businesses have provided letters of support confirming that thesequalifications meet their entry requirements. These letters can be viewed on our website.

ContentsIntroduction to BTEC National qualifications for the Construction and theBuilt Environment sector1Total Qualification Time2Qualifications, sizes and purposes at a glance3Structures of the qualifications at a glance6Qualification and unit content8Assessment8Grading for units and qualifications10UCAS Tariff points101 Qualification purpose112 Structure143 Units17Understanding your units17Index of units204 Planning your programme2515 Assessment structure and external assessment254Introduction254Internal assessment254External assessment2546 Internal assessment256Principles of internal assessment256Setting effective assignments258Making valid assessment decisions260Planning and record-keeping2627 Administrative arrangementsIntroduction263263Learner registration and entry263Access to assessment263Administrative arrangements for internal assessment264Administrative arrangements for external assessment265Dealing with malpractice in assessment267Certification and results269Additional documents to support centre administration2698 Quality assurance2709 Understanding the qualification grade27210 Resources and support278Support for setting up your course and preparing to teach278Support for teaching and learning279Support for assessment279Training and support from Pearson280Appendix 1 Links to industry standards281Appendix 2 Glossary of terms used for internally-assessed units282

Introduction to BTEC National qualificationsfor the construction and the builtenvironment sectorThis specification contains the information you need to deliver the Pearson BTEC Level 3 NationalExtended Diploma in Civil Engineering. The specification signposts you to additional handbooks andpolicies. It includes all the units for this qualification.This qualification is part of the suite of Construction and the Built Environment qualifications offeredby Pearson. In the suite there are qualifications that focus on different progression routes, allowinglearners to choose the one best suited to their aspirations.All qualifications in the suite share some common units and assessments, allowing learners someflexibility in moving between qualifications where they wish to select a more specific progressionroute. The qualification titles are given below.Within this suite are BTEC National qualifications for post-16 learners wishing to specialise in aspecific industry, occupation or occupational group. The qualifications give learners specialistknowledge and technical skills, enabling entry to an Apprenticeship or other employment, orprogression to related higher education courses. Learners taking these qualifications must have asignificant level of employer involvement in their programmes.In the construction and the built environment sector these are:Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment(603/0862/X)Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment(603/0863/1)Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (603/0864/3)Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering (603/1218/X)Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering (603/1217/8)Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment(603/0861/8)Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Building Services Engineering (603/1219/1)Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering (603/1216/6).Other BTEC National qualifications in this sector provide a broad introduction that gives learnerstransferable knowledge and skills. These qualifications are for post-16 learners who want tocontinue their education through applied learning. The qualifications prepare learners for a range ofhigher education courses either by meeting entry requirements in their own right or by beingaccepted alongside other qualifications at the same level and adding value to them. Learners mayprogress to one of the qualifications in this specification having completed a smaller qualificationthat provides suitable fundamental knowledge and skills.This specification signposts all the other essential documents and support that you need as acentre in order to deliver, assess and administer the qualification, including the staff developmentrequired. A summary of all essential documents is given in Section 7. Information on how we cansupport you with this qualification is given in Section 10.The information in this specification is correct at the time of publication.Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering –Specification – Version 1.0 final pre-publication – March 2017 Pearson Education Limited 20171

Total Qualification TimeFor all regulated qualifications, Pearson specifies a total number of hours that it is estimatedlearners will require to complete and show achievement for the qualification: this is the TotalQualification Time (TQT). Within TQT, Pearson identifies the number of Guided Learning Hours(GLH) that we estimate a centre delivering the qualification might provide. Guided learning meansactivities, such as lessons, tutorials, online instruction, supervised study and giving feedback onperformance, that directly involve teachers and assessors in teaching, supervising and invigilatinglearners. Guided learning includes the time required for learners to complete external assessmentunder examination or supervised conditions.In addition to guided learning, other required learning directed by teachers or assessors will includeprivate study, preparation for assessment and undertaking assessment when not undersupervision, such as preparatory reading, revision and independent research.BTEC Nationals have been designed around the number of hours of guided learning expected.Each unit in the qualification has a GLH value of 60, 90 or 120. There is then a total GLH value forthe qualification.Each qualification has a TQT value. This may vary within sectors and across the suite depending onthe nature of the units in each qualification and the expected time for other required learning.The following table show all the qualifications in this sector and their GLH and TQT values.2Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering –Specification – Version 1.0 final pre-publication – March 2017 Pearson Education Limited 2017

Qualifications, sizes and purposes at a glanceTitleSize and structureSummary purposePearson BTEC Level 3National ExtendedCertificate inConstruction and theBuilt Environment360 GLH (490 TQT)The Extended Certificate is for learnerswho are interested in learning about theconstruction sector alongside otherfields of study, with a view toprogressing to a wide range of highereducation courses, not necessarily inbusiness-related subjects. It is designedto be taken as part of a programme ofstudy that includes other appropriateBTEC Nationals or A Levels.Pearson BTEC Level 3National FoundationDiploma in Constructionand the BuiltEnvironment540 GLH (725 TQT)Equivalent in size to 1.5A Levels.Equivalent in size to oneA Level.4 units of which 4 aremandatory and 2 areexternal.Mandatory content(100%).External assessment(67%).7 units of which 4 aremandatory and 2 areexternal.Mandatory content (67%).External assessment(44%).The Foundation Diploma is for learnerslooking to study construction as aone-year, full-time course, or for thosewanting to take it alongside anotherarea of contrasting or complementarystudy as part of a two-year, full-timestudy programme.It supports progression to highereducation if taken as part of aprogramme of study that includes otherBTEC Nationals or A Levels.It also supports progression to anApprenticeship in the business sector orto a further year of study at Level 3.Pearson BTEC Level 3National Diploma inConstruction and theBuilt Environment720 GLH (985 TQT)Equivalent in size to twoA Levels.10 units of which 7 aremandatory and 2 areexternal.Mandatory content (75%).External assessment(33%).The Diploma is designed to be thesubstantive part of a 16–19 studyprogramme for learners who want astrong core of sector study.This programme may include otherBTEC Nationals or A Levels to supportprogression to higher education coursesin construction areas before enteringemployment.The additional qualification(s) studiedallow learners either to give breadth totheir study programme by choosing acontrasting subject, or to give it morefocus by choosing a complementarysubject.This qualification can also be used toprogress to Higher Apprenticeships.Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering –Specification – Version 1.0 final pre-publication – March 2017 Pearson Education Limited 20173

TitleSize and structureSummary purposePearson BTEC Level 3National Diploma inBuilding ServicesEngineering720 GLH (990 TQT)Equivalent in size to twoA Levels.The Diploma is designed to be thesubstantive part of a 16–19 studyprogramme for learners who want astrong core of sector study.10 units of which 6 aremandatory and 2 areexternal.Mandatory content (67%).External assessment(33%).This programme may include otherBTEC Nationals or A Levels to supportprogression to higher education coursesin construction areas before enteringemployment. The qualification isintended to meet the educational basefor registration as a technician.The additional qualification(s) studiedallow learners either to give breadth totheir study programme by choosing acontrasting subject, or to give it morefocus by choosing a complementarysubject.This qualification can also be used,when studied part time, as part of anadvanced technician Apprenticeship inbuilding services engineering, or forprogression to a Higher Apprenticeshipin building services engineering.Pearson BTEC Level 3National Diploma in CivilEngineering720 GLH (975 TQT)Equivalent in size to twoA Levels.10 units of which 7 aremandatory and 2 areexternal.Mandatory content (75%).External assessment(33%).The Diploma is designed to be thesubstantive part of a 16–19 studyprogramme for learners who want astrong core of sector study.This programme may include otherBTEC Nationals or A Levels to supportprogression to higher education coursesin construction areas before enteringemployment. The qualification isintended to meet the educational basefor registration as a technician.The additional qualification(s) studiedallow learners either to give breadth totheir study programme by choosing acontrasting subject, or to give it morefocus by choosing a complementarysubject.This qualification can also be used,when studied part time, as part of anadvanced technician Apprenticeship incivil engineering, or for progression to aHigher Apprenticeship in civilengineering.Pearson BTEC Level 3National ExtendedDiploma in Constructionand the BuiltEnvironment41080 GLH (1465 TQT)Equivalent in size to threeA Levels.16 units of which 10 aremandatory and 3 areexternal.Mandatory content (78%).External assessment(33%).The Extended Diploma is a two-year,full-time course that meets entryrequirements in its own right forlearners who want to progress to highereducation courses in construction areasbefore entering employment.It supports learners who want toprogress directly to employment in rolesin construction or a professionalconstruction role and HigherPearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering –Specification – Version 1.0 final pre-publication – March 2017 Pearson Education Limited 2017

Apprenticeships in the constructionsector.TitleSize and structureSummary purposePearson BTEC Level 3National ExtendedDiploma in Constructionand the BuiltEnvironment1080 GLH (1465 TQT)The Extended Diploma is a two-year,full-time course that meets entryrequirements in its own right forlearners who want to progress to highereducation courses in construction areasbefore entering employment.Pearson BTEC Level 3National ExtendedDiploma in BuildingServices EngineeringPearson BTEC Level 3National ExtendedDiploma in CivilEngineeringEquivalent in size to threeA Levels.16 units of which 10 aremandatory and 3 areexternal.Mandatory content (78%).External assessment(33%).1080 GLH (1480 TQT)Equivalent in size to threeA Levels.15 units of which 7 aremandatory and 3 areexternal.Mandatory content (56%).External assessment(33%).1080 GLH (1450 TQT)Equivalent in size to threeA Levels.15 units of which 8 aremandatory and 3 areexternal.Mandatory content (61%).External assessment(33%).It supports learners who want toprogress directly to employment in rolesin construction or a professionalconstruction role and HigherApprenticeships in the constructionsector.The Extended Diploma is a two-year,full-time course that meets entryrequirements in its own right forlearners who want to progress to highereducation courses in building servicesareas before entering employment. Thequalification is intended to meet theeducational base for registration as atechnician.It supports learners who want toprogress directly to employment in rolesin building services engineering astechnicians, or to a professionalconstruction role and advanced/HigherApprenticeships in building servicesengineering.The Extended Diploma is a two-year,full-time course that meets entryrequirements in its own right forlearners who want to progress to highereducation courses in civil engineeringareas before entering employment. Thequalification is intended to meet theeducational base for registration as atechnician.It supports learners who want toprogress directly to employment in rolesin civil engineering as technicians, or toa professional construction role andadvanced/Higher Apprenticeships in civilengineering.Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Civil Engineering –Specification – Version 1.0 final pre-publication – March 2017 Pearson Education Limited 20175

Structures of the qualifications at a glanceThis table shows all the units and the qualifications to which they contribute. The full structure for this Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Construction andthe Built Environment is shown in Section 2. You must refer to the full structure to select units and plan your programme.KeyUnit assessed externallyMMandatory unitsCBEUnit (number and title)OCivilOptional unitsBuilding ma(GLH)(360 GLH)(540 GLH)DiplomaExtended Diploma(720 GLH)(1080 GLH)CBECBSCBECBS1Construction Principles120MMMMMMMM2Construction Design120MMMMMMMM3Tendering and Estimating120MMM4Construction Technology60MMMMMMMM5Health and Safety in Construction60MMMMMMMM6Surveying in Construction60OMOMO7Graphical Detailing in Construction60OMOMO8Building Regulations and Control inConstruction60OMMO9Management of a

Civil Engineering Specification First teaching September 2017 Version 1.0 . Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI qualifications Edexcel, BTEC and LCCI qualifications are awarded by Pearson, the UK’s largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications that are globally recognised and benchmarked. For further information, please visit our qualifications website at qualifications.pearson ...