HNC (part-time study) in Civil Engineering (Jersey)

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HNC (part-time study) in Civil Engineering (Jersey)

Who is this course for?

From the rebuilding of inner cities to remarkable constructions like the Channel tunnel, the world is full of building and infrastructure projects that couldn’t happen without civil engineers.

This course is intended for those taking the first steps to becoming a Civil Engineer. It has been designed and facilitated in partnership with the Civil Engineering sector in Jersey, and our long-term partner, London South Bank University (LSBU). If you are currently employed by a civil engineering company, you can apply to study in your own right for the course. Alternatively, you can apply through the Trackers Apprenticeship scheme.

This course has been developed to give a practical design-orientated course which will equip you with the skills and qualifications you need to join the Construction / Civil Engineering industry.

Civil Engineering is a combination of many scientific specialisms, including mechanics, hydraulics, geotechnics, materials science and mathematics. You’ll learn to apply mathematics and scientific knowledge (particularly physics) to real-life situations and problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures, considering environmental, financial, legal and ethical considerations.


What are the entry requirements for the course?

•A Level EEE or;

•BTEC National Diploma MPP or;

•Access to HE qualifications with 45 Passes or;

•Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 64 UCAS points

•Level 3 qualifications must include Maths and/or Physical Science

•Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

•We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.


How long is this course?

Two years duration on a part time day-release basis. Currently Year 1 is being delivered on a Monday.


What will I study on this course?

Year 1:

Materials and geology

Construction practice

Engineering mechanics B

Year 2:

Structures and construction technology B

Engineering surveying

Mathematics B


What Qualification will I gain?

HNC in Civil Engineering from London South Bank University and Pearson/BTEC


Will I go out on work experience?



How is the course assessed?

A module may be assessed either by a combination of examination and coursework or by continuous progressive assessment.

In the coursework and continuous assessment elements, assessment may be a combination of coursework assignments, individual or group projects, and open book or closed book tests and examinations.


What does this course lead on to?

The HNC is at level 4 and is the equivalent to the first year of an under graduate degree programme. This HNC is closely integrated into the current BSc/BEng Civil Engineering degree programmes at LSBU which may be offered in Jersey subject to validation and demand.

Please note that entry onto the level 5/6 degree requires A level mathematics (or equivalent) at a B/C grade. To progress from the HNC to a BSc or BEng you must achieve the HNC with an average mark of 70% from four of the modules studied with a minimum of 60% in any one module.


How much will it cost?

The fees for this course are £4,625 per year. In addition, there is a fee of £1,570 per year to cover the cost of flights and accommodation for a residential at LSBU. Applicants can apply to Student Finance to have their fees paid subject to eligibility.  

Note: applicants applying through Trackers as a Higher Apprentice are subject to different fee arrangements to include mentorship. Further information is available through Trackers (


How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact Mark Bardsley on 608771 or email


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