Welwyn Garden City Campus
Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
For those of you already in employment within the construction industry, options exist to study courses on day-release, block-release or evening programmes according to the trade. Apprenticeships are also available. You will be taught by a dedicated team of tutors with experience and knowledge of the business world.
For entry onto the HNC in Civil Engineering a candidate must be at least 18 years old and fulfil one of the following:
A Level 3 qualification in an industry related subject or two A levels in science or technology subjects.
In addition you will need GCSE passes in English and Maths (Higher paper). Other requirements are experience that can be identified and authenticated to give good prospects for successful course completion. Normal entry requirements are that applicants should be in appropriate employment or have been in appropriate employment during the last 2 years.
The course could be beneficial if you are looking to further your career within the industry, update your knowledge and develop your academic and professional skills.
Candidates are assessed by a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, time constrained assessments and work based projects.
one day per week for two years from September to June.
No special equipment is necessary although a scale rule, scientific calculator and basic stationery will be beneficial. For site visits a pair of safety boots is advised. Hard hats and reflective safety clothing are provided for student use.
Candidates wishing to progress to part or full time degree in Civil Engineering would need to confirm entry requirements with the appropriate provider.
Candidates can complete an HND programme at Oaklands College by undertaking further modules over one year (p/t).
Successful completion of the Extended Diploma in Construction can lead to progression on to the HNC in Construction or other Higher Education courses or alternatively into employment within the construction and property industry.