HNC Civil Engineering Studies (Part-time)

Construction & Civil Engineering

The qualification comprises ten core units. Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment Group Project in the Construction Industry Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment Engineering Geology and Soil Mechanics Civil Engineering Technology Structural Analysis and Design Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment Personal and Professional Development


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  • Subject area:

    Construction Management

  • Duration:

    2 Year

  • Venue:

    Welwyn Garden City Campus

  • Start dates:


  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

About the department

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.

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

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.

Attendance- one day per week for two years from September to June. Equipment- 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).


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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
  • All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.