Course overview

Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC City of Bristol College

This full-time Higher National Certificate is for people who are already working in engineering. Civil engineers play a major role in creating the infrastructure, structures and systems that sustain and improve society. Their responsibilities include designing, building, maintaining and improving bridges, roads, canals, docks, office buildings, airports, power stations and railways. Taught by professionals from industry, you will gain knowledge and skills that meet professional day-to-day needs of civil engineering and construction business across the whole industry.

Additional information

Who is it for?

The course is designed for those who are already working in the civil engineering and construction industry in a range of roles including trainee site engineers, quantity surveyors and computer-aided design techniques and those progressing from Level 3 qualifications in Civil Engineering or similar related discipline. Completion of this course may lead to membership of professional institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers.

What you'll learn

Learn how to design and build infrastructure of the future by studying design principles and application for construction and the built environment, science and materials for construction, applied mathematics for the built environment, site surveying procedures, environment, engineering geology and soil mechanics. In addition, you may also study civil engineering technology and structural analysis and design.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from people who have: achievement of the Access to HE Diploma including at least 30 level 3 credits in Maths and Science. GCSE grades at 9 to 4 to include Maths and English, 24-48 UCAS points, BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment, an NVQ Level 3 in a related subject or related, relevant work experience at the required level for an acceptable period of time will be considered.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Modules studied are assessed by a combination of methods including: in-class assessments, time controlled assessment, coursework, projects, presentations and written tests.

Future career and study opportunities

When you complete the course, you may eligible to progress to study a full degree in civil engineering, employment within the civil engineering industry and professional status. This qualification can be used for progression towards chartered status and advancement to higher levels within the civil engineering industry.

Additional costs

You will need materials for learning, protective footwear, gloves and a high vis vest for practical session at College. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

Blended learning

To keep our students and staff safe, we’re reducing the number of people in our buildings at one time.

To achieve this, most of our courses will include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning to help you reach your full potential.

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Fees and applications

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Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) HNC Ashley Down Centre
Course Code
14/09/2020 - 24/06/2022
2 years
Hours per week
Start Time
Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £3000 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
HBP1544A01-1 14/09/2020 - 24/06/2022 2 years Mon 6.00 09:00 Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £3000 per year. You can fund your studies with a Student Loan. Visit our Financial Support page to find out more.