Chichester College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Chichester College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Are you looking to progress in your construction career, or maybe looking for a new direction in your professional life? Studying a part time (Evenings) HNC will open doors of opportunity for you and help you gain a wide set of knowledge about the construction industry. By coming to college in the evening, you have the opportunity study alongside your current employment. Our HNC can help you with you career in construction by teaching you how the industry works, undertint how buildings are designed and constructed, it will give you skills that employers are looking for. You will be taught in a nurturing environment with lots of expert support from our experienced and industry qualified tutors. They will teach you through a blend of lectures, guest speakers, seminars, case studies as well as individual and group work. There is a focus on developing not just your knowledge, but your professional skills as well. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.

Course details


Modules (Delivered over 2 years) • Construction technology • Construction practice and Management • Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction • Principles of refurbishment • Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification) • Building Information Modelling (BIM) • Tender and procurement • Individual project

Assessment method

BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment are assessed using a combination of internally assessed, centre-devised internal assignments and internally assessed Person-set assignments. Both are marked by the centres. The final Person-set project assignment is mandatory and target particular industry-specific skills. The grading decisions are based on using the criteria in the assessment records and when a learner has completed all the assessment for a unit then a grade will be given which could be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. A range of assessment methods will be used depending on whether the learner has been asked to carry out research, analysis, working independently or as part of a team. Included in the assessment range are items such as essays, written reports, portfolios, presentations, examinations, in-class tests, PowerPoint presentations and journals. The grades from each formal assessment count towards your unit mark and your overall grade for the HNC.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.

English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £3250* Year 1
Scotland £3250* Year 1
Wales £3250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Construction at Chichester College Group - UCAS