Modern Methods of Construction (HTQ) at Bedford College Group - UCAS

Bedford College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Modern Methods of Construction (HTQ)

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Course summary

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Modern Methods of Construction for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. The objective of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Modern Methods of Construction for England is to give students the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve. This qualification lays the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different construction management functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility. What are the benefits to students? A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students. The essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully within or into the world of work or onto further study. A simplified structure: students undertake a substantial core of learning, required by all quantity surveyors, with limited specialism in the Higher National Certificate, building on this in the Higher National Diploma, with further specialist and optional units linked to their specialist area of study. Refreshed content that is closely aligned with employer, professional body and higher education needs. Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with effective and applied skills (respectively how they behave and what they can do). Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignments. A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to Level 6 and also allows centres to offer assessment relevant to the local economy, thereby accommodating and enhancing different learning styles. Quality assurance measures to ensure that all stakeholders (e.g. professional bodies, universities, businesses, colleges and students) can feel confident in the integrity and value of the qualifications. A qualification designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in an international setting.

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


Unit 1 Construction Design Project Unit 2 Construction Technology Unit 4 The Construction Environment Unit 6 Digital Applications for Construction Information Unit 12 Tender & Procurement Unit 13 Building Information Modelling Unit 15 Principles of Alternative Energy Unit 24 Principles of Off-Site Construction

Assessment method

A range of assessment tools appropriate to the unit and its content, for example, written reports, presentations, practical activity, drawing and diagram creation, professional discussion, open book exam, internally and externally set assessments..

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

32 UCAS Points

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Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6000 Whole course
Scotland £6000 Whole course
Wales £6000 Whole course

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

Fees subject to change. You will require a laptop PC or Mac. It is expected that you will provide your own Construction site safety boots for site visits, scientific calculator for calculations, stationary for note taking, transport to site, recommended books for study and £300 for field trip.
Modern Methods of Construction (HTQ) at Bedford College Group - UCAS