Are you looking to progress in your construction career, or maybe looking for a new direction in your professional life? Studying a part time (Evenings) HNC will open doors of opportunity for you and help you gain a wide set of knowledge about the construction industry. By coming to college in the evening, you have the opportunity study alongside your current employment. Our HNC can help you with you career in construction by teaching you how the industry works, undertint how buildings are designed and constructed, it will give you skills that employers are looking for. You will be taught in a nurturing environment with lots of expert support from our experienced and industry qualified tutors. They will teach you through a blend of lectures, guest speakers, seminars, case studies as well as individual and group work. There is a focus on developing not just your knowledge, but your professional skills as well. This course is studied part time over 2 years and consists of 8 units and they are: Individual project Construction Technology Construction practice and Management Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction Construction information (Drawing, Detailing, specification) Building Information Modelling (BIM) Principles of refurbishment Tender and Procurement At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to celebrate your achievement with a full graduation ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.
The Core Units are: Unit 1 - Individual Project (Pearson Set) Unit 2 – Construction Technology Unit 3 – Science & Materials Unit 4 – Construction Practice and Management The Specialist Pathway at level 4 will cover the following three units: Unit 6 - Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) Unit 11 - Measuring & Estimating Unit 20 – Principles of Structural Design One further unit at Level 4: Unit 15 – Principles of Refurbishment
BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment are assessed using a combination of internally assessed, centre-devised internal assignments and internally assessed Person-set assignments. Both are marked by the centres. The final Person-set project assignment is mandatory and target particular industry-specific skills. The grading decisions are based on using the criteria in the assessment records and when a learner has completed all the assessment for a unit then a grade will be given which could be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. A range of assessment methods will be used depending on whether the learner has been asked to carry out research, analysis, working independently or as part of a team. Included in the assessment range are items such as essays, written reports, portfolios, presentations, examinations, in-class tests, PowerPoint presentations and journals. The grades from each formal assessment count towards your unit mark and your overall grade for the HNC.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||A typical offer of either a combination of GCE A levels/Level 3 Diploma or an Extended Diploma at overall Merit. GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Mathematics and English Language are preferred at grade C or above.|
English as a second language at IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Mature students with suitable experience and/or portfolio of work are welcome to make an application and attend an interview and/or audition.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||No factor below 5.5. For those resident in the UK who have suitable work experience, a college English test is available to show competency in English.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£3250||Year 1|
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