Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and the Built Environment
This course is highly regarded in the construction industry, giving you the opportunity to continue your studies to a higher level, and is aimed at people who are looking to progress their career away from “hands-on” work. It will give you the skills needed for technician and junior management posts throughout the built environment and construction sector in areas such as architectural technology, quantity surveying, estimating, building surveying and construction management in the public and private sector.
After completing your higher national certificate, there is the option to top up to a higher national diploma, which is a level five qualification.
What will I study?
The course will cover the following units.
- Individual project
- Construction technology
- Science and materials
- Construction practice and management
- Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction
- Construction information
- Civil engineering technology
- Site supervision and operations
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including written assignments, work-based practical assessment, portfolio
development and presentations.
For more information about assessment, including guidance on marking, feedback and plagiarism, please refer the HE Assessment Policy and the programme spec for course-specific information.
How will the course be delivered?
It will be delivered through a mixture of workshops, taught sessions, lectures, independent learning and work-based assessments. The course is designed to fit around work commitments and is delivered one day per week, over 18 months.
All programmes are led and taught by experienced teaching staff who are vocational specialists. They are qualified, and often have extensive experience within the industry or the sector being studied. All teaching staff meet or exceed the requirements set by the awarding institute or body.
Staff profile: Alex Sheldon
Alex has spent many years in the construction industry. Working in roles ranging from carpenter to project manager.
- A level three qualification in construction or a related level three qualification
- College interview
- A typical offer for this course would ask for the entry requirements to be met, however, all offers take individual applicants’ experience and qualifications into account.
Completion of the course can lead to the Level Five BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction, other higher education such as the BSc (Hons) in Construction or employment within the construction sectors.
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