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HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

  • 5

    Level
    Level 5

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2023

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    G1966

Start Date

  • September 2023, Part Time

Summary

This course is for individuals wishing to develop higher-level professional skills relevant to the construction and build environment sector.
The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and The Built Environment is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

This programme incorporates a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research based experiential learning, laboratory experiments and demonstrations, use of surveying equipment, industry standard IT applications and group activities. Many assignments are based around students' own work experiences.

The course comprises mandatory and optional units.
The mandatory units are:

Level 4 (total 120 credits)
Individual Project
Construction Technology
Science and Materials
Construction Practice and Management
Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
Mathematics for Construction
Principles of Structural Design

Level 5 (total 120 credits)
Group Project
Further Mathematics for Construction
Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics
Advanced Structural Design

Students will complete additional modules selected by the course team (1 at level 4 and 3 at Level 5)

Please see Pearson website https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-higher-nationals/construction-and-the-built-environment-2017.html for further information and the attached document for more detail on the core modules.

Students will normally attend college for one day per week for three years.

If you have any specific questions about this course, please contact Anna Hare - Course Leader HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering), email: anna.hare@ccn.ac.uk

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)

Entry Requirements

You will need GCSE English and Mathematics (grade A-C or grade four and above) AND
One of the following: • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in construction or civil engineering • 2 relevant A Levels plus 4 GCSEs (Either grade A-C or grade four and above), including English and Mathematics • Access course with industrial experience • Extended Diploma in CBE. Minimum grades apply, please ask for details.
Mature students with a relevant industrial background may also be considered subject to interview.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS Academic (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage

Objective

Amongst many objectives the course offers students the chance of career progression in their chosen field, with particular emphasis on achieving management-level positions, professional recognition and beyond.

Assessment

Assessment is by a mix of assignments, project work and some exams.

Progression

This programme is widely recognised by employers and professional bodies and can provide pathways to both additional education and membership of relevant professional bodies.

Career Progression

The course will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of interesting and rewarding careers in civil engineering.

Fees

Total course fees £12,240, plus a Pearson registration fee .
Course fees are charged as follows: -
Year 1 - £3,825.00 (75 credits)
Year 2 - £3,825.00 (75 credits)
Year 3 - £4,590.00 (90 credits)

For International Students, total course fees are £14,720, plus a Pearson registration fee .
Course fees are charged as follows: -
Year 1 - £4,600.00 (75 credits)
Year 2 - £4,600.00 (75 credits)
Year 3 - £5,520.00 (90 credits)

NB If your course fees are being sponsored by your employer, please be aware that CITB offer some funding to support technical training for employers in the Construction sector (see https://www.citb.co.uk/levy-grants-and-funding/grants-funding/qualification-grants/ for more information)

Why our College?

Flexible study options

Most of our courses require two days per week attendance at college. This means you can continue to work alongside your studies and balance other commitments.

Smaller class sizes

Our smaller class sizes mean you get all the support you need during your studies. This is a crucial difference to larger universities and provides you with access to your lecturers when you need them.

Outstanding progression

97% of our full time graduates and 100% of our part time graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after completing their degree (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes, 2019, for CCN, published by Office for Students)