Construction and the Built Environment - HNC

Course Code: CT1HE109
UCAS Code:

Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
10/09/2018Bispham Campus2 YearsApply
28/01/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply
10/09/2019Bispham Campus2 YearsApply
28/01/2020Bispham Campus2 YearsApply

Course Overview

Advance your construction career with our professionally recognised construction management qualification. Delivered by industry specialists, this programme explores different aspects of construction before allowing you to specialise in the career area that suits you best. The content has been co-created with employers to enhance your employability and features excellent opportunities to gain first-hand insight into the construction industry. Small groups, lots of individual support and an excellent progression-to-employment rate make this one of the leading construction qualifications in Lancashire. Many past students are now employed as site managers, project managers and building control surveyors for internationally recognised companies.

Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 80 UCAS points or an NVQ Level 3 Diploma in any construction craft, plus GCSE maths and English at grade 4/C or higher.

We welcome applications from students without formal entry requirements but who can demonstrate relevant industry experience, however you would still need to have GCSE Maths and English at grade 4/C or above (or equivalent qualifications).

Qualification Obtained

BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, tutor-led group discussions, student presentations, technical workshops, computer laboratory activities, group work, group and individual research, and seminars. Later modules, such as the Individual Project, place more emphasis on independent learning, with reduced contact hours but more workshop/tutorial sessions.

Assignments are structured to allow you to apply your own unique knowledge-base and expertise. Assessment is entirely coursework based (there are no exams) using methods such as reports, reviews and presentations, with formative assessment methods (verbal questioning, written information and group discussion) allowing you to regularly reflect on and improve your performance.

The table below shows how many hours are covered by each module and how this breaks down for each individual teaching method:

We use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, tutor-led group discussions, student presentations, technical workshops, computer laboratory activities, group work, group and individual research, and seminars. Later modules, such as the Individual Project, place more emphasis on independent learning, with reduced contact hours but more workshop/tutorial sessions.

Assignments are structured to allow you to apply your own unique knowledge-base and expertise. Assessment is entirely coursework based (there are no exams) using methods such as reports, reviews and presentations, with formative assessment methods (verbal questioning, written information and group discussion) allowing you to regularly reflect on and improve your performance.

The table below shows how many hours are covered by each module and how this breaks down for each individual teaching method:

 

 Year 1  Delivery Hours     Total Hours
  Module Independent Learning Lectures Seminars Supervised Workshop or Practical Tutorial 
 Mandatory Science and Materials 102 24  8 16 150
 Mandatory Construction Information 102 24  16 8 150
 Mandatory Construction Technology 102 24   24 150
 Optional Site Supervision and Operations 102 24 16  8 150
 Year 2       
 Optional Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out 102 16  24 8 150
 Mandatory Individual Project 102 8  32 8 150
 Mandatory Construction Practice and Management 102 24  16 8 150
 Mandatory Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction 102 24 12  12 50

 

 

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

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Regulation and Accreditation

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