Higher National qualifications in Construction are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the Construction sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Construction. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Construction sector, BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction 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.
Qualifications available are HNC Construction and the Built Environment - 1 year full time and HND Construction and the Built Environment- 1or 2 years. More information is available on the website https://grimsby.ac.uk/higher-education-courses/?fwp_search_he_course=Construction
Applications for the HNC in the first instance can be made on the UCAS website https://digital.ucas.com/coursedisplay/courses/ca4ef7ff-c45e-c5af-5fd9-1d5eb1e0482d?academicYearId=2021#how-to-apply
HNC mandatory Units will include
1. Individual Project (Pearson-set) 2. Construction Technology 3. Construction Practice & Management 4. Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction 5. Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) 6. Building Information Modelling
Optional Units HNC 7. Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out 8. Science and Materials
HND mandatory Units include
1. Individual Project (Pearson-set) 2. Construction Technology 3. Construction Practice & Management 4. Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction 5. Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) 6. Building Information Modelling 7. Group Project(Pearson-set) 8. Contracts & Management 9. Project Management 10. Management for Complex Buildings Projects 11. Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out 12. Science and Materials
Optional Units HND 13. Alternative Methods of Construction 14. Advanced Materials 15. Personal Professional Development
Essays/Assignment (Pearson-set & Internally assessed), Essays (Internally assessed), Portfolio, Fieldwork reports, Workshops/Presentations
BTEC Level 3 Construction Related Construction work and site experience NVQ Level 3 in Construction trades or
GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject.
This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or
Other related Level 3 qualifications or
An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution or
An international equivalent of the above.
Assistant Design Co-ordinator, Design & Build Co-ordinator, Construction Site Supervisor, Construction Design Technician, Site Manager, Project Manager, Health & Safety Manager Planning Supervisor, Construction Technician Architectural Technologist, Architectural Draftsperson, Information Manager, Architectural Technician, Architectural Designer etc