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Construction Civil Engineering BTEC HNC (Full time)

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Construction Civil Engineering BTEC HNC (Full time)

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Civil Engineering is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in the rapidly evolving civil engineering sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications also aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

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.

Higher Nationals in Civil Engineering gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for employment, progression within employment or further study.

Course information

Entry requirements

Grade requirements:

32 UCAS Points

Other requirements…


BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction, Civil Engineering or Building Services .

Course content
  • Science & Materials
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Construction Information
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Structural Analysis and Design.

HNC in Civil Engineering

Trips and work placements
  • Construction site field trip
  • An opportunity to join Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor as a student member.
Assessment methods

Just as variety of teaching is important to the planning of a programme structure, so too is the use of a range of assessment tools appropriate to the unit and its content.

Some of the assessment methods that could be used are:

  • work-based projects
  • written assignments
  • reports
  • briefing documents
  • planning documents
  • design documents
  • solutions to construction problems through discourse and/or calculation
  • presentations, vivas, role plays supported by an observer’s statement and/or video evidence
  • portfolios
  • reflective statements
  • production of artefacts
  • work logbooks
  • witness statements.
Further study and career options

HND in Civil Engineering

Career progression:

Learners will have the opportunity to pursue their career in wide range of construction areas.

Take the next step

Apply through UCAS

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 02/10/2023
Type: HE
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: £2,948.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

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.

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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.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.