UCAS points: 32
Location: Bolton College
Duration: 2 Years (part-time)
Equivalent to the first year of a university degree, our Civil Engineering HNC will develop the practical and personal skills that are needed for a role in this sector. We will help you to understand the key Civil Engineering principles, including materials, numeracy, construction technology, mechanics and health and safety.
The programme is delivered flexibly, so it will fit easily around your current employment and other commitments.
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UCAS points: 32
Location: Bolton College
Duration: 2 Years (part-time)
This HNC BTEC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) course is taught by Bolton College on behalf of the University of Bolton.
The Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering Studies is a vocational course designed to help prepare you for a rewarding career in the industry. With a strong focus on hands-on practice, reinforced by theory, this course is the product more than 50 years’ experience delivering well-acknowledged civil engineering programmes in the North West.
As a student on the HNC Civil Engineering Studies course, you’ll have hands-on access to our laboratories, developed for practice in the materials, hydraulics, geotechnical and structural disciplines. You’ll also have the opportunity to make use of all the latest surveying equipment, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
Problem solving is a key focus - you’ll be guided in learning and applying UK and EU codes of practice and industry standards, using your critical reasoning and analysis skills. You’ll also cover those elements of maths and science that support engineering principles, along with management techniques and subjects that enhance your awareness of the commercial and economic context of engineering processes.
This qualification is approved by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as fully satisfying the educational base for an Engineering Technician (EngTech).
The JBM consists of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
Certificate holders can apply for Engineering Technician (EngTech) professional status after the necessary practice in industry.
You’ll be encouraged to become a student member of the relevant Institution(s) and take part in local and regional activities, enabling you to network with potential employers.
Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
If you apply or enrol on this course, Bolton College and the University of Bolton will share the information you provide. You'll also receive communications from both organisations.
If you choose to complete a BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment it’s expected that you’ll be aiming to progress with your employment or continue your studies at university. Pearson developed these qualifications in close collaboration with experts from professional bodies, vendors, businesses, universities and colleges to ensure you gain the skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in the future – whichever route you take.
This HNC is designed to advance your career in structural, public health, highways and transport, hydraulic/water, geotechnical or site engineering. You may already be employed in the civil engineering and construction sector; for instance, by a contractors, consultant, utility company, local authority or other public or private body. After successful completion of this course, you should be prepared to take on additional responsibilities at work.
If you successfully complete the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) you’ll be eligible for advanced entry to Level 2 (HE5) of the University of Bolton’s part-time BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course.
Certificate holders can also use the qualification to enter a range of other careers, and for some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or further study may be required. Some of these careers include:
Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £2,996 for the academic year 2022/23.
Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2023-2024 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for ‘Home’ fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2023-2024 policy on www.gov.uk for information.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
For 2023-2024 entry, the maximum government approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2023-2024 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
When completing your student finance application, please list your institution as 'University of Bolton', not 'Bolton College'.
Due to the nature of this HNC programme being so diverse, we use a range of teaching and learning methods, so that you can achieve the relevant concepts, knowledge and skills. To do this we combine classroom learning with student centred and independent living. You will be attending lectures, practical sessions, workshops, tutorials and informal group study sessions. There will also be opportunities for you to go on site visits and learn from talented guest speakers who work in a range of key industrial sectors and roles.
You will have significant opportunities to spend time with your tutors however, you will still be expected to dedicate a significant amount of time to personal study i.e. You might spend this time engaging in general background reading, revisiting practical work, attending technical meetings and lectures provided by the professional bodies or working on assignments.
The assessment methods for your course will vary depending on the learning outcome and the type of module content being assessed. You will be able to test your understanding of the modules informally before completing the formal assessments that count towards your final mark or grade. Each module/unit contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment for which you'll receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades/marks you receive for them will not count towards your final module/unit mark or grade.
There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module/unit. Methods include a range of assessment such as exams, essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, and final year major project. The grades from the formal assessments count towards your module/unit mark or grade.
We will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up to date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
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The best thing about this course is that it gives you a taster of lots of different aspects of Civil Engineering. You get lots of experience and it helps you to decide which areas you most enjoy and want to focus on when you go to university. After completing my qualifications I'm hoping to get a place at University to do a top-up degree in Civil Engineering in Transport.
Sam Grady - Civil Engineering - Former Turton High School Student