HNC/HND in Civil Engineering
Higher National qualifications provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge that meet the needs of employers.
The HNCs in Construction Engineering, Structural and Civil Engineering and the HND in Civil Engineering are 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.
Higher National qualifications have been developed by SQA in partnership with colleges, universities and industry — so employers recognise that they provide sound evidence of ability. This qualification was developed in partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers: ICE.
The Unit-based structure supports flexibility. A Unit is typically 40 hours of timetabled learning.
There is a wide choice of optional Units which will enable centres to offer courses tailored to meet local needs.
This HN provides progression routes to further study (see Progression).
HNC Civil Engineering
Group Award code: GJ5E 15 (96 SCQF credit points)
HNC Civil Engineering at SCQF level 7 consists of 10 mandatory Units (72 SCQF credit points) and three optional Units (24 SCQF credit points).
HND Civil Engineering
Group Award code: GJ5K 16 (240 SCQF credit points)
HND Civil Engineering at SCQF level 8 consists of 24 mandatory Units (192 SCQF credit points) and a number of optional Units (48 SCQF points).
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