Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Construction and the Built Environment

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Course summary

The HNC Construction and Built Environment course will help you gain a sound understanding of the technical, legal and scientific principles of construction. Seminars and lectures are backed up by construction site visits which will bring your studies to life. You’ll be taught by expert staff who have professional experience of working on large housing, commercial, and infrastructure developments, as well as having excellent working knowledge of the construction industry. At Cardiff and Vale College we have close links with industry which will provide you with valuable connections, giving you the chance to gain recognition and make contacts to help further your future career. The course is based at our Construction Training Centre, just a few minutes walk from the main City Centre Campus.

Course details

Modules

You will study the following modules. Unit 1 Individual Project Unit 2 Construction Technology Unit 3 Science and Materials Unit 4 Construction Practice and Management Unit 5 Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction Unit 6 Construction Information Unit 7 Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out Unit 16 Principles of Alternative Energy

Assessment method

The programme will be assessed using a combination of assignments, practical assessment and examinations


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CB01
Institution code:
C16
Campus name:
City Centre Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature applicants (aged 21+) who do not have the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience will be considered.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://cavc.ac.uk/en/courses/construction-and-built-environment-higher-national-certificate


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Reading and Writing must be at 5.5
PTE Academic51

We also accept other English language examination equivalents. The standard requirement is equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1
Channel Islands £6000* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6000* Year 1
EU £12000* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Construction and the Built Environment at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS