BTEC Level 5 (HND) in Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway)

Course Overview

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering pathway) are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the construction and the built environment sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in construction and the built environment. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the construction and the built environment sector, BTEC Higher Nationals give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Course Requirements

All applications will be considered individually however offers will usually be based on:

64 UCAS points (those with 48 UCAS points will be considered for an interview)
BTEC Level 3 qualification (2 years) in relevant subject
Other related Level 3 qualifications
Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including maths or English
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in relevant area

Related work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications

Course Assessment

Through written assignments, presentations and laboratory work.

Course Finance

Please contact the College for further information.Students may need to purchase text books.

Course Includes

Year 1 Units
Unit 9: Law and Contract for Construction and the Built Environment
Unit 17: Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment
Unit 36: Applied Mathematics for Complex Engineering Problems
Unit 37: Advance Civil Engineering
Unit 62: Research Project
Unit 63: Work Based Experience
Group/ individual tutorial


BTEC Level 5 Higher National Deploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering).

Course Potential Careers

On successful completion of the Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the construction and the built environment sector through:
.Entering employment
.Continuing existing employment
.Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
.Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
.Progressing to university

Course Dates

September 2019 to June 2020.

Course Times

To be confirmed

Email Contact

Examining Body

Pearson Education Ltd.

Hours Per Week

9 hours per week.

Phone Contact

0300 300 0090

Programme Structure

Holders of the BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (Civil Engineering pathway) will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their ‘specialist pathway’ of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.


30-34 weeks