Civil Engineering and Construction


CAREER PATHS: Site Manager, Building Technician, Quantity Surveyor.


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There are around 222,000 people who work in construction in the South West where nearly all construction companies are small with between 1 and 13 employees.

In the South West there is an increasing demand for sustainable construction skills - skills relating to renewable energy sources, particularly plumbers and electricians.

Civil Engineering and Construction Courses

HNC Construction & The Built Environment (Construction)


This is a work-related qualification for students taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities.

The purpose of the Pearson BTEC Higher National in Construction and the Built Environment is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the needs and demands of employers in the construction sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world.

Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction and the built environment. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to construction and the built environment, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Units delivered over two years of part-time study for this qualification are:
• Individual Project
• Construction Technology
• Science & Materials
• Construction Practice & Management
• Legal & Statutory Responsibility in Construction
• Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
• Surveying, Measuring & Settingout
• Civil Engineering technology.

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HNC Construction & The Built Environment (Civil Engineering)


This is a work-related qualification for students taking their first steps into employment or those already in employment and seeking career development opportunities.

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction and the built environment, with a focus on civil engineering. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to construction and the built environment, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Units delivered over two years of part-time study for this qualification are:
• Individual Project
• Construction Technology
• Science & Materials
• Construction Practice & Management
• Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
• Mathematics for Construction
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Principles of Structural Design.

2

tbc Days

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