Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers.
This is designed to equip the candidate with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to allow them to gain employment in the construction, construction engineering, structural, and civil engineering fields, or to progress to a higher education or professional body qualification.
This is a stand-alone qualification, but there are entry requirements. Applicants must have obtained one of the followings:
LMQ Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering or any qualification which is at Level 4 or above, as notified on the NQF or QCF of the United Kingdom or SCQF Level 6 and 7 in Engineering related or any overseas qualifications, as judged by UK NARIC, to be equivalent in standard to a level 4 qualification in the UK (or higher).
This qualification is equivalent to the following:
Framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
- Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE)
Regulated Qualifications Framework for England and Northern Ireland
- Technical/Vocational Qualifications Level 4, Higher National Certificates (HNC)
Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales
- Higher National Certificates (HNC), Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships
National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland
- Advanced Certificate, Higher Certificate
Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework
- Higher National Certificates (HNC), Modern Apprenticeships, PDA, SVQ, Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE), Scottish Baccalaureate, Advanced Higher, Award
The successful candidates have a wider opportunity to progress onto the higher-level qualifications . As this qualification is equivalent to Level 5 (QCF/RQF), the candidates are eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of the Bachelor’s degree programmes. Click here to see the progression opportunities.
|L/HNDCE/5001||Construction Practice and the Environment||20|
|L/HNDCE/5002||Civil Engineering Construction||20|
|L/HNDCE/5003||Environmental Engineering and Professional Development||20|
|L/HNDCE/5006||Individual Research Project||20|
This qualification is expected to be delivered minimum of 12 months for full-time study. Centres should make sure the Total Qualification Times (TQM) or National Learning Hours (NLH) are covered as per the qualification requirements. This programme is flexible and delivered face-to-face, distance learning, through lectures, tutorials, seminars.