Professional Certificate of Competency in Fundamentals of Road Construction (Online)

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Course Description


This professional development course is designed for engineers and technicians who need to understand the fundamentals of site investigation and operations in road construction. This course is designed to provide a clear understanding of the factors involved in the planning and construction of roads. It gives participants a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in construction, operability, design, and maintenance of road facilities.

The course covers the construction of a road to the alignment, gradient, and cross fall selected by the designer, which often involves a considerable amount of earthworks. The operations necessary for setting out and control of earthworks are described and elaborated on together with a brief outline of the elements involved in a geometric design.

Learners are able to:
• Provide a clear understanding of the factors involved in the planning and construction of roads.
• Provides information on the construction of earthworks and the preparation of pavement foundations subsequent to the construction of a pavement structure.

  • Entry Requirements
  • The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

    English language requirements
    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
    • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
    • Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
    • Pass 5 GCSE subjects

    We consider applicants:
    • Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 5, for example, HND.
    • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
    • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

  • Units & Assessment
  • Module Structure
    • Introduction & Construction Management
    • Preliminary Investigations
    • Subgrade Evaluation
    • Setting Out
    • Earthworks I
    • Earthworks II
    • Pavement Materials

  • Career Development
  • This course gives you the opportunity to start developing your career with dedicated career development support in addition to your online tuition. 

  • Progression
    • On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
    • You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic Master programme or a level 7 professional qualification
    DURATION: 3 months
    START DATE: March 2022
    COURSE FEE: £973
    COURSE TYPE: Online with Dedicated support
    AWARDING BODY: EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency


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