Civil Engineering HND - Higher Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 5 - HND Exeter College Construction Centre, Sowton minimum of 24 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This Higher Apprenticeship is for those who currently hold a HNC in Civil Engineering and wish to progress and upgrade their qualification to an HND. The programme willdevelop the Apprentice’s knowledge, understanding and skills at an appropriate professional level, to suceed within industry. Apprentices should have a passion for the industry and a desire to progress in a successful career within the sector.

What topics will I study?

  • Management principles and application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Health, safety and welfare for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Law and contract for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Project management for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Applied mathematics for complex Engineering problems
  • Advanced Civil Engineering
  • Hydraulic principles and applications
  • Research project

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and Maths. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme. You must have a HNC in Civil Engineering at grade Merit.

What facilities are there?

Exeter College Construction Centre, Falcon house, Sowton

What can the course lead on to?

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Construction Management
  • Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilties

This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent way to build your career and progress to further training or full time work.

Are there any additional costs?

None specified.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

There will be no cost to the Apprentice for this programme.


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