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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Civil Engineering: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HC4BCF 
Full-Time Programme  
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00  
Entry Requirements 
Our typical offer is UCAS Tariff points 64 (new), or equivalent. BTEC Diploma at MM, Extended Diploma at MPP in construction-related qualifications. Other related Level 3 qualifications like Plumbing, Gas, or Electrical Installation will be considered. GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above (or equivalent point score) are required. An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution and an application with a related work experience portfolio will be considered on individual bases. Also, an international equivalent of all the above will be assessed for possible enrolment. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for? 
The course is for civil engineering inspired learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning and wish to pursue or advance their career in construction. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of civil engineering, the course will give students an experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight of progression to HND Level 5 and to a degree Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the construction sector. 
Course Content  
Level 4 will cover eight units with 15 credit value each: 
 
Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry. 
Construction Technology- It covers technological concepts used to enable the Construction of the building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations. 
Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations. 
Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management. 
Mathematics for Construction- to employ mathematical skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, analysis, reasoning, within a variety of contextualised examples and interpret data using statistical techniques. 
Construction Information- to develop an awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process, including drawing, detailing, CAD, BIM, schedules, specifications, BoQ. 
Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out- In civil engineering, there is a need to conduct initial surveys to assist the design team in establishing a clearly defined starting point. Once designed, the priority becomes to ‘set out’ the structures to the required accuracy to facilitate the construction process and carry out ‘as-built’ surveying to assist future maintenance and improvements to the built asset 
Principles of Structural Design- to explore the fundamental principles of structural design, codes of practice and standards required to construct safe, effective static civil engineering structures commonly used in today’s infrastructure projects. 
Study Methods 
To cover the required Guided Learning Hours (GLH), you will study 15 supervised hours per week to cover 11 hours theory, 3 hours of practical activities and a 1-hour tutorial to cover the activities below: 
 
74% classroom-based teaching 
20% workshop and laboratory experiments 
6% directed study and site visits Other 22.5 independent and unsupervised hours will be offered to contribute to the Total Learning (TL) hours as below. 
10 hours working on an assignment (45%) 
5 hours of research/ learning (22%) 
2.5 hours compilation of evidence (11%) 
5 hours e-learning (22%). 
How is the course assessed 
The course is assessed using ten written assignments. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment, but the remaining assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 5:1. 
Where next - Further Studies 
The course provides a solid grounding in Construction and the built environment (Civil Engineering), vendor accredited certification and Professional Body membership, upon which students can build; should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage to Lvl 5 HND or even to Lve 6 Degree level subjected to meeting admission requirements to study Civil Engineering and other affiliated subject areas. 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
Civil Engineering course at Level 4 will provide students with a clear set of skills and goals for entering employment. Typical jobs related to Civil Engineering pathway may 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: K700 
 
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 2020-21 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 www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
 
When applying for HE courses please look for 'HCUC' on the UCAS website. HCUC is a merger between Harrow College and Uxbridge College. 
Fees 
Home student: £6,000 
Overseas student: £7,682 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas 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 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Civil Engineering: Part-Time 

Course Code 
HC4BCD 
Part-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 64 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
Entry Requirements 
A minimum of two passes at A Level, plus four passes at GCSE (grades A–C or grade 4 and above), including Maths and English Language and a science subject. 
 
Or a National Certificate or Diploma with MM or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications, plus English and maths at grade C or above and a science subject. 
 
For Students returning to education, other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration when processing applications. Also an international equivalent of the above will be considered. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for  
The course is aimed at students who completed L3 construction and the built environment qualification and L3 plumbing or Electrical installation qualification and wanting to continue their education through applied learning to gain the experience of the breadth and depth of the construction sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight to progression to HND at L5 and to a degree at Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the sector. 
Course Content 
The course duration is 1 year Full Time and 2 years as Part Time and will cover the following units: 
 
Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry. 
Construction Technology- It cover technological concepts used to enable the construction of building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations. 
Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management. 
Mathematics for Construction will be able to employ mathematical methods within a variety of contextualised examples; use analytical and computational methods to evaluate and solve engineering construction problems; interpret data using statistical techniques and apply calculus techniques. Students will gain crucial employability skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, reasoning, and data interpretation. 
Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations. 
Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) - to develop their awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process. Students will engage in the production, reading and editing of construction information, in order to understand how this information informs different stages of the process. 
Surveying, measuring and setting out - to develop an awareness and skill of surveying, topography, staking out ground co-ordinates and using digital data. 
Principles of Structural Design- will be able to determine and analyse forces within fixed structures and understand the fundamental concepts of structural design. 
Study Methods 
The programme uses a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research-based experiential learning, laboratory experiments and demonstrations, use of modern surveying equipment, industry standard IT applications and group activities, tutorial directed study and site visits. 
 
To cover the required Guided Learning (GL) hours you will study 7.5 supervised hours per week to cover 6 hours theory, 1 hours practical activities and 0.5 hour tutorial. For a 2 years to cover the activities below: 
 
74% classroom based teaching 
20% workshop and laboratory experiments 
6% directed study and site visits 
Other 11.25 independent and unsupervised hours per week will be offered to contribute to the Total Learning (TL) hours as below. 
 
5 hours working on assignment (22.5%) 
2.5 hours research/ learning (11%) 
1.25 hours compilation of evidences (5.5%) 
2.5 hours e-learning (11%). 
How is the course assessed 
The course is assessed using 15 written assignments during the 2 years course. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment but the remaining 14 assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 4:1. 
Where next - Further Studies 
The course provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level including L5 HND and L6 an Honours degree University (subject to grades). Areas for progression to higher level may include Civil Engineering, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, or Architectural Technology (subjected to entry guidelines and prerequisite subjects or a foundation year). 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the employer and the professional bodies like CIBSE, CIPHE, and CIOB. The qualification will enhance the career prospects of those who undertake the course and gain access to jobs in construction and the built environment as Civil Engineering, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, and Property Management. 
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. 
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 www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £4,190 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas 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 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Civil Engineering: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HD5BCF 
Full-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00 
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 totaling 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: K201 
 
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 www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home Fees: £5,605 Overseas Fees: £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 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 
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