Construction - HNC/HND

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Construction - HNC/HND
Code 122K
Qualification Type HNC/HND/Higher Education Awards
Qualification Level Level 5
Course type Part Time

Overview

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  




Details

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

How will it be delivered?

Essays/Assignment (Pearson-set & Internally assessed), Essays (Internally assessed), Portfolio, Fieldwork reports, Workshops/Presentations

Entry requirements

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.

Your next steps...

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