The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Civil Engineering) is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the civil engineering and construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.
The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Civil Engineering) are as follows:
The following is an indication of relevant professional bodies that recognise BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) and their recommended unit structure, as qualifications that contribute towards their requirements: Institution of Civil Engineers; Institution of Structural Engineers; Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; Chartered Institute of Building; Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists; Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers; Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating and Engineers.
With their agreement we have secured exemptions from certain memberships for students achieving BTEC Higher National qualifications in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering). This adds value to the qualification by offering students access to Continuing Professional Development.
Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
Our teaching methods will be varied, interactive and engaging.
You will take part in on campus lectures and live online lectures, tutorials, and academic support sessions. You will also access online learning content such as lecture notes, recordings, presentations, and handouts. You will also have access to our on-campus and electronic library.
When not attending lectures, you will also be studying independently. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, reading books and journals, preparing reports, presentations, and projects.
We mostly assess you through practical coursework assignments.
You will be involved in the sort of tasks you might undertake in a workplace. Sometimes these will be individual tasks and at other times, you will need to work in a group. Assignments could include essays, reports, individual and group projects, research and consultancy projects, presentations, and design of digital materials.
BTEC Higher National Diplomas are well-established and internationally recognised qualifications offering graduates progression directly to employment. This course will prepare you for a range of construction and civil engineering jobs, such as:
You can also study further for a BSc(Hons) Top Up degree in Civil Engineering.
You will be expected to have at least one of the following:
Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C/grade 4 or above. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.
If you have questions about our courses or the application process, please complete the "Register your interest" form. A member of the admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.
Should you wish to apply, prior to completing the application form, please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references, etc.. You will also need access to your email.