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Construction & Built Environment

HND Civil Engineering Top Up

This programme will suit students who have some experience in the construction industry and wish to further develop their Civil Engineering skills which will enable them to progress into positions at a more senior level.

Modules may include: Design Principles and Application, Science and Materials, Management Principles, Advanced measurement for Construction, Building Control Procedures and Legislation and Applications, Health, Safety and Welfare, Hydraulic Principles and Applications and Group project.

Entry Requirements

Entry criteria detail a typical offer but the College considers all applications on an individual basis which means that we could make offers based on qualifications, personal profile and experience. If you have any queries regarding your offer please contact our Admissions Team.

Typical offer: 2 A Levels at E grade or PP/PPP profile from a BTEC Level 3 qualification and five GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

You may be able to demonstrate or have certificated prior learning that can be legitimately used to establish a later entry point into the course or provide exemption from modules. If you believe this is the case please contact the Course leader as soon as possible to discuss a recognition of prior learning application.

Career Prospects

The recognised progression route for this programme is the BSc (Hons) Building Studies.

Graduates have employment prospects in a wide range of construction disciplines, for example: project manager, building surveyor, quantity surveyor or construction manager.

Study Mode




Course Length

1 year

Course Time



This programme is awarded by Pearson.


This programme will include lectures and practical workshop sessions. You will usually have to complete coursework and phase tests as you progress, and normally sit exams at the end of the academic year.

Additional Notes

Tuition Fees: Please visit the fees page on the website to view the Higher Education Fees and Financial Support information for this programme.

You are required to provide sufficient stationery for to support your teaching and learning. Printing charges are 0.02p per black and white A4 and 0.06p for a colour A4. On enrolment you are allocated 3.00 for printing costs on your student ID card. Additional credits can be purchased in the libraries

A scientific calculator and scale rule are required.

1 year FT, HE; 2 years PT, HE

Contact Details

Deborah Hughes 01639 648443