Key Facts

  • Starting
    23 Sep 2024
    1 Year
    Study Mode
    Full Time
    Start Date
    Sep 2024
    Level 5


    £ 6,000
Pearson  BTEC Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering

Are you an industry professional looking to be retrained in one of these specialist areas? Want to study locally? Then why not apply now for one of our Access or HNC courses?

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering pathway is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for BSc Civil Engineering.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering is linked to Professional Body standards:

  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Structure Engineers (iStructE)
  • Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)

Students can develop their careers in the construction and the built environment sector through:

  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Progressing to university
  • Progressing to a higher apprenticeship scheme, in conjunction with progression to a university degree course.
  • Entry Requirements

    Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering

  • Course Content

    Qualification credit value : a minimum of 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 5, and 120 credits are at Level 4 and usually attained via the HNC.

    Core Mandatory Units Unit 28: Group Project (Pearson-set) Unit 39: Personal Professional Development Specialist Mandatory Units Unit 31: Advanced Structural Design Unit 33: Construction Technology for Complex Buildings Projects Unit 34: Further Mathematics for Construction *Optional Units Unit 21: Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics Unit 42: Hydraulics Unit 41: Highway Engineering

  • Course Structure

    Competitions: Effectively planned trips, which have a direct relevance to the syllabus, would add value to the learning experience. Students could relate theory to practice, have an opportunity to experience organisations in action, and potentially open their minds to career routes.

    Guest speaker Experts from industry or visiting academics in the subject area that is being studied. They could be used to present a lecture/seminar, a workshop or to contribute to assessment. The objective is to make the most effective use of an expert's knowledge and skill by adding value to the teaching and learning experience

    Employer Links: Workshops are used to build on knowledge shared via tutors and seminars.

    Workshops could be student-led, where students present, for example, findings from independent study.

  • Assessment Details

    For the HND, 15-credit unit at Level 5 - will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at skills. All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments. An assessment schedule will be delivered in the beginning of the course.