OverviewConstruction and the Built Environment Pearson BTEC HND (part time)
This course is designed for those wishing to progress within the civil engineering industry and aims to give you a solid understanding of the management and leadership roles within this sector. During your studies you will gain the knowledge that underpins a wide range of aspects of civil engineering management, including regulatory, legal, technological, social and economic considerations.
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I am a Brickwork tutor here at the College and was offered the opportunity to take one day a week out of work to study for this undergraduate qualification. Before I got into teaching, I’d been a Bricklayer from the age of 15. I’ve always been interested in the technical side of construction, as well as management, so when the opportunity arose to study this in more detail, I was keen to accept.
I’m really enjoying gaining a broader knowledge of the construction process; things that you don’t necessarily learn being in a trade, such as planning laws and building regulations. My favourite part of the course, however, is the 3D modeling programme we use, called Revvit, and the work on surveying. It’s also good to work alongside other students on my course who have come from different areas of the industry, for instance, one is a maintenance manager at the hospital. There’s also a good mix of ages.
It’s been challenging getting back into education alongside work and I feel it will be well earned when I qualify at the end of the three years! My tutors are brilliant; it’s not always easy to teach your colleagues, but they have been completely professional throughout.
I’ve been teaching for the last seven years – first in a Youth Offenders prison and then here at the College – and I intend to continue teaching once I finish the course. The qualification will enable me to teach within the technical department as well, so I’ll have more options. If ever I decided not to teach, I’d love to pursue a career in construction management.
To start this HND you must have successfully completed the RQF Higher National and entry is subject to a successful interview. We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.
During the course you will have the option to study a range of units including:
- Design principals and application
- Health, safety and welfare
- Project design, implementation and evaluation
- Advanced civil engineering.
You will also undertake a number of specialist units and a group project.
You will be assessed via a range of methods during the course including written and practical assignments plus classroom tests
This course will provide you with the skills that enable you to pursue a range of career opportunities within the civil engineering industry, including roles within highways management, energy, building and quantity surveying and civil engineering management. You can also progress on to Foundation Degrees at the College, or construction sector degrees at universities across the UK.
You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.Find out more
If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.