Do you get excited by the idea of being at the forefront of the construction industry: civil engineering, building services engineering, quantity surveying, site engineering, surveying, construction management or architectural technology. If the answer is yes then the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction is a course for you, it will support your career and help you to take your first steps into professional construction roles. The HNC in Construction is designed to equip students with Construction skills, knowledge, and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global construction sector. The course provides students with an understanding of the way technologies are transforming the industries of Construction and prepares them to work with these technologies. You will develop contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills. You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning and the ability to be flexible and to work co-operatively with others. Completion of the HNC will enable you to achieve appropriate professional body recognition in particular, but not exclusively, from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building. It will support progression to the HND or into employment within the sector. Through studying the HNC in Construction you will gain practical experience with industry standard software and technologies such as N4ce and Autodesk’s AutoCAD & REVIT software along with Trimble, Spectra and Leica surveying equipment; You will also be taught by staff with extensive industry experience. The HNC in Construction core modules develop knowledge and skills in areas such as Project Management, Construction Technology and Construction Practice and Management. The specialist modules give greater depth and understanding in Legal & statutory responsibilities in Construction, Construction Information, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Principles of Alternate Energy and Surveying & Setting out. Achievement of the HNC prepares you for further progression within the construction industry higher education qualifications such as a the HND in Construction Management, as well as the option to enter the industry to start your working career in construction. Graduates often enter roles such as site engineers, construction managers, assistant site managers, assistant project managers, design managers and CAD/BIM technicians to name a few.
Individual Project (Pearson-set) Construction Technology Science & Materials Construction Practice & Management Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out Principles of Alternative Energy
The HNC is taught using a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical workshops.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Truro Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Unfortunately, we are unable to consider international applicants.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£8224||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8224||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8224||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University Centre Truro and Penwith
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