HNC Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Course Details

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


    Example modules include:

    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

    There are no external examinations on this course, instead, 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


    Alternatively, graduates may apply to study the discipline at degree level.

  • Entry Requirements

    People come to this course from a range of backgrounds, and there is no single specific entry requirement. However, applicants would be expected to have at least one of the following:

    • A National Award in Construction
    • AS/A2 Levels
    • Level 3 in Maths
    • A National Certificate in Civil Engineering
    • A National Diploma in Construction
    • Other appropriate qualifications may be taken into consideration
    • Relevant work experience
  • Meet your lecturers

    Ian Hodge