HNC Civil Engineering - Part-time

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Course Specifics

Construction (Professional)
Level 4
1 year for the HNC, 2 years for the HND
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Age 19 or Over:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Funding Assisted:
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
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Course overview

This is a flexible and in-depth course designed for those looking to develop skills and knowledge for a career in surveying, site management or the growing sustainable construction industry. Through both theory and practical elements you’ll cover carbon neutral design, eco housing, sustainable energy sources and environmental assessment methods.

Entry requirements:

  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level 2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered

Modules include:

  • Structural analysis and design
  • Science and technology
  • Geology and soil mechanics
  • Project management
  • Surveying

Methods of assessment

Methods of assessment include:

  • Coursework Assignments
  • Work Based Projects and Practical Assessments
  • Time constrained assessments
  • Group assignments

Who is this course for?

The HNC can be studied over two years part-time (5.5 hours per week). You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

Entry qualifications

You must have successfully completed a relevant level 3 qualification. Mature entry for those with considerable/relevant experience is also considered.

What other experience will I gain?

You'll be taught by professionals in the industry who will be able to offer all of their advice and guidance on starting a career in this rewarding sector. The HNC can be studied over one year full-time or two years part-time. The HND is a two-year full-time course. You will be required to attend college lectures and seminars for 8 hours per week, usually in the morning or afternoon. Self study and research is a key element of any course so you will be expected to dedicate time to your studies outside of the classroom.

Where will this lead?

Upon successful completion of the HNC course you can progress onto the Higher National Diploma which is available at college. Successful completion of the HND Civil Engineering can lead on to a wide range of roles including: Surveyor, Site manager, Civil engineer, Project Manager, Highway Manager, Structural Engineer. You could also choose to study an extra year to ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full honours degree at a university after completion of the HND.

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

"I would like to say thank you for your help over the last 2 years. I find I have truly enjoyed the time at Chesterfield, which is in no small part because of the professional delivery from the tutors. Although I have found the commitment a strain at times, I am of course pleased to received a HNC at the end of it. I think the main benefit to me has been a better appreciation for the importance of education as being not simply being the dissemination of knowledge". Former student Dan.

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