Modern Methods of Construction for England (HTQ) at Nottingham College - UCAS

Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Modern Methods of Construction for England (HTQ)

Course summary

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. 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 2025-26 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - 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.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.

Assessment method

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5; with no individual component less than 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or the Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application:. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Modern Methods of Construction for England (HTQ) at Nottingham College - UCAS