Chichester College

Construction and Built Environment Chichester College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

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The HNC Level 4 in Construction Management will develop learners as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Construction Management sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.
This course is will equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate with confidence in the climate of sustainability. Whether it is new build or retrofit the course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the issues, technical requirements and management principles required today and in the future.
In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study, the Construction Management qualification gives students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training. Therefore the qualification will give opportunities to widen access to further higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
The Construction Management qualifications embed the development of key skills throughout the programme, those key employability skills are referred to as:
• Cognitive and problem-solving skills: critical thinking, approaching nonroutine problems by applying expert and creative solutions, use of systems and digital technology, generating and communicating ideas creatively.
• Intra-personal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and self-development, self-analysis and reflection, planning and prioritising.
• Interpersonal skills: effective communication and articulation of information, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.
• Commercial skills: sector awareness; sales; marketing/promotion; budget management/monitoring.
• Business skills: awareness of types of companies, company formation, invoicing, calculating fees, business management;
The BTEC course has been developed around the needs of industry and in collaboration with employers, professionals, education tutors, tailoring to the learners that wish to advance further once completed.

Course details


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

Assessment method

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

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 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

Tuition fees

England £3,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3,250 Year 1
Scotland £3,250 Year 1
Wales £3,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Chichester College
Westgate Fields
PO19 1SB

Course contact details

Higher Education Admissions (Crawley)

01293 442205

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01243 786321

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