The Pearson BTEC Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) pathway is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for BSc Civil Engineering.
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering ) is linked to Professional Body standards:
- Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
- Institution of Structure Engineers (iStructE)
- Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
- Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
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
- Progressing to a higher apprenticeship scheme, in conjunction with progression to a university degree course.
Qualification credit value : a minimum of 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 5, and 120 credits are at Level 4 and usually attained via the HNC.
Core unit Mandatory 22 Group Project (Pearson-set) Specialist unit Mandatory 28 Further Mathematics for Construction Specialist unit Mandatory 29 Geotechnics & Soil Mechanics Specialist unit Mandatory 30 Advanced Structural Design Optional Unit 37 Environmental Assessment & Monitoring Optional Unit 42 Highway Engineering or 45 Maintenance & Operations Optional Unit 43 Hydraulics
Competitions: Effectively planned trips, which have a direct relevance to the syllabus, would add value to the learning experience. Students could relate theory to practice, have an opportunity to experience organisations in action, and potentially open their minds to career routes.
Guest speaker Experts from industry or visiting academics in the subject area that is being studied. They could be used to present a lecture/seminar, a workshop or to contribute to assessment. The objective is to make the most effective use of an experts knowledge and skill by adding value to the teaching and learning experience
Employer Links: Workshops are used to build on knowledge shared via tutors and seminars.
Workshops could be student-led, where students present, for example, findings from independent study.
For the HND, 30-credit unit at Level 5 - will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at skills. All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments
Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (Civil Engineering)
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