This HNC in Modern Methods of Construction -with HTQ status - prepares construction professionals for the management of new and innovative forms of procurement, design and construction. Specialist units include the principles of alternative energy and off-site construction. This course is currently subject to validation with a first intake planned for September 2024. About the course: This course is suitable for people already employed and those who plan to pursue a career in the global construction industry. The HNC is one of the benchmark qualifications for the construction industry with employers placing a high value on individuals qualified at this level. Students will gain a wide range of construction knowledge, linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and real-life workplace scenarios. Higher Technical Qualifications: These new qualifications have been developed in partnership with employers and industry stakeholders to provide students with the specific training, knowledge, and skills required for their chosen career. Indicative Units: • Construction Design Project • Construction Technology • The Construction Environment • Digital Applications for Construction Information • Tender and Procurement • Building Information Modelling (BIM) • Principles of Alternative Energy • Principles of Off-site Construction Students will be expected to conduct additional directed and independent study during their own time away from college to complete the programme. Specialist facilities and features: Our construction training centre at Basford has a national reputation for the quality of education and training provided. Approved by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) State of the art industry training centre 3D Printers CAD/CNC equipment Recognition from national construction bodies Highly qualified tutors with a wide range of industry experience Assessment: Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. A variety of traditional and innovative methods are employed including written assignments, practical assessments, individual and group projects, case studies, work-based learning and presentations. Bursaries: We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2024-25 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Qualification awarded: Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Modern Methods of Construction for England (HTQ) - awarded by Pearson Edexcel. Possible careers and progression: This course is ideal for those who are interested in a career as a design co-coordinator, construction site supervisor, design technician, site manager or project manager within the modern methods of construction sector. Recent graduates have gone on to seek work in construction and project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, site engineering and architectural technology.
Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This may include: essays and reports, individual and group presentations, research and analytical projects, oral and practical assessments.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For entry to our university-level courses, we expect applicants to be working (or to demonstrate competency) at Level 2 or above in English Language/Literacy and Mathematics/Numeracy. Generally, we accept GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grades 9 – 4 (formerly Grades A* - C). Mature students will be considered and a variety of other life experiences can be taken into account.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
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