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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

This course provides students with a sound understanding of civil engineering construction principles and techniques. The course will prepare students for employment as civil engineering technicians and provide them with relevant experience and further higher academic study to be able to hold senior technician positions. The course is designed for those seeking a career/or progressing their careers in civil engineering design, management and maintenance of infrastructure elements such as construction of buildings, bridges, roads, railway, water and sewerage systems.

It will provide individuals with a range of practical vocational and theoretical skills utilising modern equipment and techniques in design procedures, surveying and material testing, enabling candidates to make an immediate contribution in their role as engineering technicians. Optional units covering wider aspects of the industry will enable students to develop in other relevant areas of construction and civil engineering fields such as CAD.

Career Paths

  • Senior Civil Engineering Technician


  • HND in relevant subject
  • Year 2 or 3 of a BSc Civil Engineering
  • Membership of The Institution of Civil Engineering

This course also lends itself to accommodate the Construction: Technical Modern Apprenticeship learner by supporting the frameworks of these qualifications at SVQ levels 3 & 4 and this can be undertaken on a part-time basis for employed learners after discussion with the Curriculum Manager.

Tuition fees

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£ 6,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education

  • Campus address

    Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 9AD, Scotland

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