HND in Civil Engineering

L5 Level 5
Part Time
2 September 2024 — 15 May 2026
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Civil Engineering HND will give you a high-level understanding of the design, function, construction and essential requirements for buildings and structures of all classes.

The Higher National Diploma is highly regarded qualification in the construction sector. the civil engineering course is designed to ensure you are highly employable and a valuable addition to organisations within the industry. The areas you will study include all the subjects necessary to meet the expectations of employers, preparing you for a career in this challenging and rewarding sector.

By the end of Level 5, students will have a sound understanding of the principles in their area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the business world. They will be able to perform effectively in their specialist area.

What you will study

You Will study the following 5 mandatory modules on this course:

  • Unit 28 Group Project (set by awarding organisation)
  • Unit 39 : Personal Professional Development
  • Unit 31 :Advanced Structural Design
  • Unit 33 : Construction Technology for Complex

Buildings Projects

  • Unit 34: Further Mathematics for Construction

You will also study a further 45 credits at level 5 that will be set by the tutor.

The programme will be taught using a combination of lectures, guest speakers and tutorials. The programme will be assessed using a combination of assignments, practical assessment and examinations.

Course fee per year

Tuition Fees: £2,560.00

Entry requirements

Completion of HNC in Civil Engineering

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2024

End date

15 May 2026

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

7 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

Career prospects & further study


According to Lightcast 2022 data, the construction sector is due to grow by 9.1% in the Cardiff Capital Region between 2022-2026, with an average wage over £30,000 per year.

On completion of the HND, learners can progress onto university to study a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering. Or progress directly into employment in the construction sector.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE