HNC in Construction and the Built Environment

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HNC in Construction and the Built Environment

  • Course Code: PLR4HCB001 (1820)
  • Prospectus Title: HNC in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Campus: London Road Campus
  • Start Date: 10 September, 2018 (Subject to change)
  • Course Tuition Fee: £2970 per year

Entry requirements

All applicants are individually assessed on their qualifications, skills and experience. You should have a desire to further your career in the construction industry and hold either a 'Level 3 NVQ Diploma or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in construction, or BTEC National Award or A' levels or equivalent. GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English or willingness to work towards. International applicants require a current IELTS 5.5 score, with no single skill being below 5.Accreditation may be given for prior learning both academic and work based.

Who is it for?

This two year part time course is aimed at those wishing to further their academic qualifications and enhance their career opportunities within the Construction industry.

What does the course involve?

Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards. They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HNC students is to an honours degree programme, this depending on the match of the Edexcel BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question. Typical degrees at UCEM and university of Wolverhampton in construction related discipline should allow access to second year of that course.

The course will include the following units: Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits; Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits;

Group Project in the Construction Industry 20 credits; Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits.

It will include units from the following (at least 55 credits): Measuring, Tendering and Estimating for Construction and the Built Environment; Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment; Measurement Processes for Construction; Building Control Procedures and Legislation; Construction Methods and Design Solutions; Specification and Contract Documentation for Construction; Structural Behaviour and Detailing; Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment; Construction and Maintenance of Buildings; Technology of Complex Buildings; Law and Contract for Construction and the Built Environment; Building Services Design, Installation and Maintenance in Construction; Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction and the Built Environment; Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings; Environmental Impact of Construction; Economics for Construction and the Built Environment; Production Management for Construction; Advanced Measurement for Construction; Design Procedures for Construction; Design Technology for Construction; Properties and Performance of Construction Materials; Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment; IT Applications for Construction; Computer-aided Design for Construction; Work-based Learning and Assessment in Construction and the Built Environment; Work-based Training and Development in Construction and the Built Environment; Employability Skills; Personal and Professional Development; Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation; Research Project; Work-based Experience.

How is the course assessed?

Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessments include assignments, reports, phase tests, group and individual projects, presentations and case studies. Please refer to the course specification for information and assessment for this particular course.

Additional costs

Trips: a full or partial contribution to any trips must be made, the cost will vary depending on the details of the trip. You will be required to purchase your own scientific calculator, scale rule, protective footwear (for visits). Your own personal device (laptop recommended) for internet access and CAD practice away from college (AutoCAD & other software provided).

What do I do next?

? You can apply online if there is an APPLY NOW button for this course on our website. Otherwise complete an application form and send it to Central Admissions at our London Road campus. Application forms are available in the Full-time prospectus, on our website at, or by ringing 01743 342333. If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Other details

Complete application form. No concessions.

Fees stated are the annual cost.

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