The Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering is for anyone looking to develop their understanding of their specialist technical knowledge in Civil Engineering, enhance their understanding of construction design, practice and management. The qualification will lead to the award 'BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering giving students the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve high performance in the national and international construction environment. 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. What are Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ): This qualification has been written to meet new HTQ guidance but is not yet recognised as an HTQ. It is hoped it will achieve HTQ status in the 2024. HTQs (Higher Technical Qualifications) have been developed by awarding bodies, who have worked with employers and businesses to make sure that students get the specific training, knowledge, and skills they need for their chosen career.
To gain the Civil Engineering for England Level 4 HNC EDEXCEL qualification you must achieve a minimum of 120 mandatory credits of which 105 are mandatory core units consisting of: Construction Design Project Science and Materials Construction Environment Mathematics for Construction Civil Engineering Technology Principles of Structural Design Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics The remainder credits are achieved through optional modules of either Digital Applications for Construction Information or Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling.
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
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.
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Additional entry requirements
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.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£3250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£3250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£3250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Solihull College & University Centre offer a Higher Education Bursary Programme.