Construction (Civil Engineering) at Solihull College & University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The course is an ideal stepping stone for those for those with ambitions of working within Civil Engineering in a professional, managerial or technical capacity.


To gain the Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) qualification you must achieve a minimum of 240 credits of which 155 are mandatory core units. The course will build on previous units already obtained on HNC. Mandatory units not already completed at HNC are • Management Principles and Application, • Health, Safety and Welfare The remainder credits are achieved through optional units which may include Project Management, Work-based Learning and Assessment, Applied Mathematics for Complex Engineering Problems, Project Design, Implementation and Development, Research Project.

Assessment method

All modules are assessed by assignments; each unit's assessment is matched to the content of the unit. Each unit can be assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction levels, which are combined at the end of the qualification to give an overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction for the qualification.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Solihull College & University Centre are not a licenced student sponsor institution for UK student visas; therefore, we are unable to accept applications from students that require a student visa to enter the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests


All applicants are required to attend an interview and will be notified of the date and time via email, a text reminder is also sent the day before the interview. Applicants applying from outside the West Midlands alternative interview arrangements can be made for you, but we strongly encourage all prospective applicants come along to view Solihull College and University Centre’s facilities and meet the teaching teams. As part of your interview and possibly your offer you will be required to provide your original certificates, including GCSE’s or equivalents.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have appropriate industry and life experiences will have their prior learning and skills taken into account and maybe required to complete an Aptitude assessment (this will be advised at interview).

English language requirements

Students who are non-native English speakers, or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, but can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 being awarded on individual sections for a level 4, 5 or 6 qualification, will be considered as eligible to apply for the programme/course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £3250 Year 1
Channel Islands £3250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £3250 Year 1
England £3250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3250 Year 1
Scotland £3250 Year 1
Wales £3250 Year 1

Additional fee information

We have a wide selection of library books and electronic books for you to use for this course. There is no set text. You will be expected to supply your own stationery such as folders, paper and pens. A scientific calculator is required and a set of mathematical instruments including a protractor and compass. Connection to the internet is expected, but facilities are available at College to do this if necessary. You need to provide your own safety boots and High visibility jacket suitable for use on highways (i.e. yellow not orange). You will be expected to provide your own transport to site visits but these are usually local with the furthest to attend laboratory trips or local building sites. Costs depend on the direction and ambition of your work. We suggest budgeting approximately £250 for materials and work-books in the first year.

Sponsorship information

Solihull College & University Centre offer a Higher Education Bursary Programme.

Construction (Civil Engineering) at Solihull College & University Centre - UCAS