Construction & the Built Environment – HNC (Full-Time)

Course Overview

This programme will suit students who work or wish to work in the Construction industry and wish to develop the required academic knowledge and practical skills.

There are four areas you can choose to focus your studies on:
– Building Engineering Services
– Civil Engineering
– Construction Management
– Quantity Surveying

  • Entry Requirements

    For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

    - BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction (or a related subject)
    - GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject; this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
    - Other related Level 3 qualifications
    - Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
    - Related work experience
    - International equivalent of the above

  • Career Prospects

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications in Construction are aimed at
    students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher
    Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the Construction sector and are designed
    for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Construction or related
    fields. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Construction sector, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction give
    students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training in Construction related fields.

  • Course Modules

    Modules include: Individual Project Construction Technology Science and Materials, Construction Practice and Management Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Speci¿cation) Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out Site Supervision and Operations.

  • Assessment

    At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the Construction sector through four core units, which includes one unit assessed
    through a Pearson-set assignment. The core units are:

    1 – Individual Project (Pearson Set)
    2 – Construction Technology
    4 – Construction Practice and Management.

    For the HNC, one core, 15-credit, unit at Level 4 will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at particular skills.

    Including 3 specialist plus 2 optional.

    Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction are assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by centres) and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres).

  • Additional Costs

    2019/20 Fees: Full-Time: £7500 Per Year Part-Time: £1200 Per Year.

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