New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

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Course summary

This is a work-related qualification for students taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities. The purpose of this course is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the needs and demands of employers in the construction sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction and the built environment. Students will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. you will develop a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. You will be adaptable and flexible in your approach to construction and the built environment, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Course details


Units delivered over two years of part-time study for this qualification are; Individual Project, Construction Technology, Science & Materials, Construction Practice & Management, Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification), Mathematics for Construction, Civil Engineering Technology, Principles of Structural Design

Assessment method

You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline. Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual unit assessment requirements. Each unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the unit as a whole. There are no summative written exams for this course., however in some units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in-class tests. If you are concerned about studying at this level, or are returning to studying after a break from education, have a disability or additional need, or want some advice on the support available, please see our website information on Support for Students

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Civil Engineers, Institution of

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of substantial, relevant industry experience will be considered.

Additional entry requirements


You will be required to attend a course interview

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3800 Year 1
Scotland £3800 Year 1
Wales £3800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please email [email protected] for further information
Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) at New College, Swindon - UCAS