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Entry Requirements

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Who is the course for

The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) qualification aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning and for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in construction and the built environment. The qualification will give students the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study along with the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training

Course Content

The course content required mix of core, specialist and optional units totalling 120 credits. Units are usually 15 credits in value apart from the Core Mandatory Unit (Group Project-Pearson set assignment) which is Construction Research Project and is weighted at 30 credits. Others units includes Three Specialist Mandatory Units (Further Mathematics for Construction, Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics, Advanced Structural Design) and additional three Optional Units to be selected by the college, but Uxbridge College will include Hydraulics unit as one of the optional in order to meet the requirements of recognition by the ICE, ISE, CIHT, and IHE

Study Methods

A range of study methods planned into programme structure to deliver the syllabus, including Lectures and seminars, Laboratory Experimentation, Guest speakers, Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), Blended learning, and Tutorials

How is the course assessed

Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction (Civil Engineering) is assessed using a combination of internally assessed Uxbridge College-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by Uxbridge College) and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by Uxbridge College). Quality assurance system at Uxbridge College will ensure valid and reliable assignments are designed and are consistent across all units. All forms of assessment take place under the immediate guidance or supervision of a tutor. Formative assessment will be offered cross all units to maximize the outcome of Summative assessment.

Where next - Further Studies

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction is recognized by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant engineering degree programmes such as BSc Civil Engineering and BA/BSc Structural Engineering. Many universities allow advanced entry onto the second or third year of a degree. Students should be aware that university admission criteria are always subject to change and remain at the discretion of the institution.

Where next - Job Opportunities

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction (Civil Engineering) provides students with a clear set of skills and goals for further study or entering employment. Typical jobs include Site Engineering Technician, Structural Engineering Design, Civil Engineering Design, Transport Engineering Design.

More Information

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on

  • Assessment and grading
  • College rules and resources
  • Student support and representation.

UCAS Code: K701

Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students.

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit for more information.

Last updated: 02 March 2021


Home Student: £5,605 Overseas Student: £7,543

The fees quoted are for students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.

Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.

Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary.

If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.


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Everyone is friendly and the teaching is very good. I enjoy my practical lessons and the work experience opportunities given to me. I am hoping to get into a plumbing apprenticeship after my course. The facilities for my course are very good, they have everything we need to learn for the practical aspects of our course.

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The tutors and staff here are excellent and the College is not just a good place to study in but to be around in general. My practical and theory lessons are extremely helpful and enjoyable at the same time. I’d like to thank my teachers for helping me learn and achieve in the trade I love. They have been very supportive not just in class, but even during lockdown, ensuring I was up to date with my work and also checking if I was ok in general– which is very important as well. The facilities for plumbing are good and always equipped for all. I would definitely recommend the College, joining here has been the best decision I’ve ever made.