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Course summary

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) pathway is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for BSc Civil Engineering. Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering ) is linked to Professional Body standards: Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Institution of Structure Engineers (iStructE) Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)


Qualification credit value : a minimum of 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 5, and 120 credits are at Level 4 and usually attained via the HNC.

  • Core unit Mandatory 22 Group Project (Pearson-set)
  • Specialist unit Mandatory 28 Further Mathematics for Construction
  • Specialist unit Mandatory 29 Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics
  • Specialist unit Mandatory 30 Advanced Structural Design
  • Optional Unit 37 Environmental Assessment & Monitoring
  • Optional Unit 42 Highway Engineering or 45 Maintenance & Operations
- Optional Unit 43 Hydraulics

Assessment method

For the HND, 30-credit unit at Level 5 - will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at skills. All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments.

How to apply

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South Thames College (Wandsworth)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (Civil Engineering)

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements


Suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal interview with the course leader - either in person or online. Your interview will include a written assessment based around Level 3 further maths or structure mechanics.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 5 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS