Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Civil Engineering


Higher Education


BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Course Start:

W/C 18th September 2023

Course Length:

1.5 years


North Street Campus


Year 1 = £3,310
Year 2 = £1,845
Total = £5,155

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Please note this is a Part-time course, not a Full-time.

Entry requirements

A BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one A level, in a relevant subject (maths, science, geography). Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.

Due to the specialist nature of this course and the level of study, we may recommend that students start on the level 3 bridging course, which will provide an introduction to civil engineering at level 3.

This will be discussed with each applicant when they apply and will be based on their experience and qualifications.

What would I learn at College?

The Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment offers students a broad introduction to the subject area.

Throughout the course students will develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to meet the demands of employers and progress within the sector.

The civil engineering pathway provides the relevant vocational knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in site engineering, structural engineering design, civil engineering design and transport engineering design.

Students will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve engineering problems, using industry standards and appropriate codes of practice.                 

Some of the units covered on the course include:

  • Unit 1: Individual project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 2: Construction technology
  • Unit 3: Science & materials
  • Unit 4: Construction practice & management
  • Unit 6: Construction information (drawing, detailing,
  • specification)
  • Unit 7: Surveying, measuring & setting out
  • Unit 8: Mathematics for construction
  • Unit 20: Principles of structural design

How to apply

To apply for this course please complete the online application form.

A member of the team will then contact you and confirm the next steps; if you meet the entry criteria you will be invited to a College Enrolment Day, these typically take place throughout summer.

If you have any questions regarding the course please call the Course Admin Team on 0113 222 6061.

Next steps

This course is designed to provide progression onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up or a higher level apprenticeship top-up. This will also then offer a route to study a top-up degree in civil or structural engineering, transportation and highways engineering or a related discipline as well as progression to professional body membership.

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