Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) (QCF)

Course Code: CENNC
Learning Aim Code: 500/8276/0
Full-time / Part-time: Part time
Duration: two years
Campus: Wellington Road

Is this the right course for me?

Are you passionate about Construction and the Built Environment; are you interested in Civil Engineering? Would you like to shape the world? Civil engineers keep us switched on and powered up by supplying electricity and gas to our homes. They give us clean water and purify it so we can use it again. They build all sorts of things so we can get around, from roads and bridges to railways and airports. Civil engineers also do lots of other things like finding clever ways of recycling our waste, and finding solutions to problems like pollution. We want you to be as passionate about civil engineering as we are and we want you to learn, achieve and succeed in your chosen career.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study: (modules)

  • Unit 1 Design Principles and Application in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Unit 2 Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Unit 3 Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Unit 5 Group Project in the Construction Industry
  • Unit 27 Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Unit 32 Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics
  • Unit 33 Civil Engineering Technology
  • Unit 34 Structural Analysis and Design
  • What skills will I gain?

    By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your higher level skills in a technological and management context
  • Develop your practical knowledge , understanding and skills that underpin performance in the workplace
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with industry standards and conventions
  • How will I be assessed?

    This is an assignment based course, internally assessed and externally verified, so there are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the programme. There are several components to each assessment which are based around unit specific outcomes.

    What can I do next?

    The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress within your career, pursue a career in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Design as well as Surveying related sectors. After you have successfully completed this course you can progress on to a 2nd or 3rd year of a degree programme, depending on the match of the Pearson BTEC HNC units to the degree programme is question. The course also provides a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by the institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers(IStructE), CIOB, RICS etc.

    What are the Entry Requirements?

    You can progress to this level course if:

  • You have completed a Level 3 course such as A Levels or an Extended Diploma in a related discipline.
  • You are a mature student with extensive relevant work and life experience
  • For non-EU students an IELTS 6 is required or equivalent University if Wolverhampton qualification.
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