HCUC

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Construction & The Built Environment (Construction)

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Course summary

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 construction 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.

Course details

Modules

The course duration is 1 year Full Time and 2 years as Part Time and will cover the following units: Year 1 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. 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. Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction - to introduce the different areas of law that are relevant to the construction industry throughout the development process. This includes applying for planning approval to undertake construction activities and using building control regulations to evaluate building design and alterations at the preconstruction stage. Year 2 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 Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) - to develop their awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process. Students will engage in the production, reading and editing of construction information, in order to understand how this information informs different stages of the process. Surveying, measuring and setting out - to develop an awareness and skill of surveying, topography, staking out ground co-ordinates and using digital data. Tender & Procurement - to provide students with the knowledge to select a procurement route and an appropriate tendering method in the awarding of a project to a main contractor.

Assessment method

The course is assessed using 15 written assignments during the 2 years course. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment but the remaining 14 assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 4:1.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K300
Institution code:
U95
Campus name:
Uxbridge Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For more information, see our web page link here; https://www.hcuc.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

https://www.uxbridgecollege.ac.uk/courses-west-london/construction,-building-services-plumbing/542-level-4/6535-pearson-btec-level-4-hnc-in-construction-the-built-environment-construction.html


English language requirements

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
EU £6000 Year 1
England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
International £7682 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.
Construction & The Built Environment (Construction) at HCUC - UCAS