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Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC HNC (part-time)

  • L4
  • HE

The course is ideal for those wishing to progress within the civil engineering industry as it is designed to help develop a solid understanding of various civil engineering subjects within construction. You will gain the underpinning knowledge of the science, design principles and site procedures of civil engineering.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction, Civil Engineering or Building Services
  • Equivalent related qualification.

We welcome applications from mature students via a successful interview, and a demonstration of vocational experience if they do not meet the criteria stated.

Course content

Areas covered will include:

  • Design Principles
  • Science & Materials
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Site Surveying
  • Engineering Geology & Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Structural Analysis and Design.

As part of your course, there will be various site visits applicable to civil engineering and talks/presentations by employers. You will also be able to study the CSCS Health, Safety & Environment test.

Assessment methods

Written and practical assignments and project work.


Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction (Civil Engineering)

Further study and career options

This course will provide you with a range of career opportunities within civil engineering and the construction industry. You can also progress onto the Civil Engineering HND, or a construction-related Foundation Degree.

Additional information

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 27/09/2021 1 day a week 9.00 am - 4.05 pm £2948 per year Cauldwell Street BBC1838 Apply

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
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