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Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma

The London College
Weekend - 2 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
10 October 2022

About this program

Construction (Civil Engineering) BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma

Awarded by: Pearson Education

The purpose of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Civil Engineering) is to develop you as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the civil engineering and construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

Admission requirements

You will be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and The Built Environment
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by a recognised institution
  • An international equivalent of the above
  • Related work experience

Plus you will usually have five GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language at grade C or above is strongly recommended. We will normally accept Key Skills and Higher Diploma qualifications as the equivalent to GCSEs.

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Program content

What you will cover

Year 1

  • Individual Project
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Technology
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Science and Materials
  • Construction Practice and Management
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
  • Mathematics for Construction

Program delivery

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, including laboratory, workshop and field-based practical activities and online delivery.

When not attending lectures or seminars, you will also be expected to study through independent learning. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, such as reading books and journal articles, preparing assignments and presentations, working on individual and group projects.

During one term, you will typically be attending three modules of 15 credits each. A taught 15 credit module consists of approximately 10 hours of lecture content, 20 hours of seminar content and assessment practice. On top of this, you will be expected to spend around 10 to 15 hours per week on independent learning and completing assessments.

You will have access to a variety of materials to support you in your learning, such as books, journals, lecture notes and a wide range of e-resources.


The objectives of the BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Civil Engineering) are as follows:

  • To equip you with construction and the built environment skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global construction and the built environment sector.
  • To provide you with education and training for a range of careers in construction and the built environment, including civil engineering, building services engineering, quantity surveying, construction management, and architectural technology.
  • To provide you with an understanding of the way technologies are transforming the industries of construction and the built environment and prepare them to work with these technologies.
  • To support you to understand the local, regional and global context of construction and the built environment.
  • To provide you with opportunities to address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large; with emphasis on sustainability and the environment, recognising the role that construction and the built environment plays in addressing these issues.
  • To provide you with the context in which to consider professional ethics and their relation to personal, professional and statutory responsibilities within the industry.

Award - BTEC Higher National Diploma

Continuing studies

BTEC Higher National Certificates are well-established and internationally recognised qualifications offering graduates progression directly to employment. This course will prepare you for a range of construction and civil engineering jobs, such as:

  • Assistant Design Co-ordinator
  • Design & Build Co-ordinator
  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Construction Design Technician
  • Site Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Planning Supervisor Site Engineering Technician
  • Structural Engineering Design
  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Transport Engineering Design

You can also study further for a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction & Built Environment (Civil Engineering).

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680 Bath Road West London
TW5 9QX Hounslow
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