HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Attendance
    Part Time
  • Awarding Body
    Pearson
  • Cost
    £ 3900.00 per year
  • Centre Location
    Taunton
  • Course Description

    Would you like to work towards a nationally recognised qualification that builds on the skills you have already developed in the workplace, to enhance your employability? If so, our Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering is the perfect course to choose.

    These professional qualifications provide the perfect foundation for a career in civil engineering. They are also a great basis from which to study a degree and blend theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline.

    During your course you will cover a range of topics that may include:

    • Construction Practice & Management
    • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing and Specification)
    • Mathematics for Construction
    • Principles of structural design
    • Surveying, Measurement & Setting out

    Find the course handbook here

  • Teaching and Assessment

    Assessment is by a mix of assignments, project work and some exams. Each module is assessed by means of a series of internally set assignments that involve a combination of scenario-based tasks linked to project work, practical exercises, timed tasks, individual study and presentations.

  • Career Progression

    Completion of the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) enables you to apply for membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers. With this behind you, the world of work presents a variety of possibilities.

    Our students have gone on to pursue careers such as: Civil Engineer, Project Manager, Highway Engineer, Site Manager, Utilities Engineer, Structural Engineer.


    You could go on to study the HND in Construction and the Built Environment at UCS. Alternatively, graduates may apply to study the discipline at degree level.

  • Entry Requirements

    Typically entrants will possess at least one of the following:
    • AS/A2 Levels
    • Level 3 in Maths
    • A National Certificate in Civil Engineering
    • A National Diploma in Construction
    • Relevant work experience

    Other appropriate qualifications maybe taken into consideration.

  • Meet your lecturers

    Ian Hodge