The course is aimed at students who completed L3 construction and the built environment qualification and L3 plumbing or Electrical installation qualification and wanting to continue their education through applied learning to gain the experience of the breadth and depth of the building services sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight to progression to HND at L5 and to a degree at Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the sector.
The course will cover the following units: Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry. Construction Technology- It cover technological concepts used to enable the construction of building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations. Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations. Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management. Mathematics for Construction- to employ mathematical skills like critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, reasoning, within a variety of contextualised examples and interpret data using statistical techniques. Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation- to understand the principles of design, sizing and specification of non-domestic heating systems and components using skills like adaptability & resilience. Construction Information- to develop an awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process including drawing, detailing, CAD, BIM, schedules, specifications, BoQ. Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation- to develop the skill to design and install of ventilation and air conditioning systems that are present in all of the buildings we use in everyday life. Study Methods You will study 15 supervised hours per week – made up of 11 hours theory, 3 hours practical activities and 1 hour tutorial. This works out as: 74% classroom based teaching 20% workshop and laboratory experiments 6% directed study and site visits. You’ll be expected to spend about 22.5 hours per week in independent study - unsupervised at home, in the LRC or the workplace. This works out as: 10 hours working on assignment (45%) 5 hours research/ learning (22%) 2.5 hours compilation of evidences (11%) 5 hours e-learning (22%).
The course is assessed using 12 written assignments assessed and marked by your tutors. One assignment is set by Pearson - the remaining 11 assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments cover both the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 4:1.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Uxbridge Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For more information, see our web page link here; https://www.hcuc.ac.uk/international
|A level||DD - A*A*|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||A pass is required|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Four subjects required at minimum grade C /4 , including English Language, Maths and a Science subject.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5468*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5468*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.