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Pearson BTEC HNC L4 in Civil Engineering PT

Are you looking for a national recognised qualification? Are you ready to improve your career prospects and looking for a career in civil and site engineering? If so, a Pearson BTEC  Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering will help you get there.

This course at UCNL will give you an understanding of the technologies and processes of civil engineering with their essential involvement in the construction and maintenance of the infrastructure, and key technologies that apply to the crucial support of our societies.

All teaching staff having extensive industrial experience, are highly qualified and enthusiastic professionals.

Upon completion of your Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering you will have developed a wider knowledge of the civil engineering principles which will prepare you for employment opportunities in the civil engineering industry or take further qualifications to further your knowledge and understanding of the industry.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 Year

  • Awarding Body


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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

  • Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
  • The Construction Environment
  • Science & Materials
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out
  • Site Supervision & Operations

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

Further details about this course are available in the course specification at:

BTEC Higher Nationals in Civil Engineering: Specification (pearson.com)

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures, field trips and one to one discussion with your tutor. Online opportunities for learning may also be utilised.

The academic year is 30 weeks in duration with students expected to attend two days a week on a full-time programme and one day a week on a part time programme.

Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.

Applicants would normally be expected to have a minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff points. A BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one A level, in a relevant subject (maths, science, geography). Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.

We also encourage applications from mature students, and we are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations.

This course is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within it. Further the course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas of construction including:

  • Site Engineering Technician
  • Structural Engineering
  • Design Civil Engineering

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes may include The HNC course is designed to provide progression onto a BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up or a higher apprenticeship top-up. This will also then offer a route to study a top-up degree in civil and structural engineering or a related discipline as well as progression to professional body membership.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees



Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment)

 There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities


Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Apply direct to UCNL if we are your only optionMake an enquiry Call 01724 294125