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Construction and the Built Environment

New City College (incorporating Havering College)

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above, or equivalent level 2 qualifications

UCAS Tariff

48

Points from a relevant level 3 qualifications such as the National Diploma or Extended Diploma in Construction or an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2022

This part-time HNC course is the perfect qualification for technicians already employed in the construction industry to further their knowledge and gain the additional skills needed for promotion and progression. It is also suitable for students looking to progress from a Level 3 Diploma course. It allows students to continue to work, whilst furthering their understanding of the broad health and safety, design, management and technological aspects of the contemporary construction industry. The course has been designed with employers in mind and teaches vocational skills that can be directly applied to the construction environment. You will require a successful interview for entry onto the HNC. Havering Colleges, New City College is registered with the Office for Students.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to begin to build your career as a site manager, building surveyor, quantity surveyor, project manager, building engineer or facilities manager. We offer two pathways for students to study – either Construction or Survey – depending on your area of specialism. This is a classroom based course.

At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding and application of relevant principles relating to modern construction, including: Materials and their use; health, safety and welfare; construction methods and maintenance; the law in relation to the built environment; design principles; and responsibilities in regards to the environment.

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible for entry to the Level 5 HND programme. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to a degree course at university. The HNC course can also be used as an entry requirement for professional qualifications, such as those offered by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

For part-time students, the course is studied over a period of two years. Attendance is 1 day per week.
The course will take place at our Rainham Campus.

Modules

Example of course modules delivered over two years: (Subject to staff experience)
• Unit 1 - Individual Project – Year 2
• Unit 2 - Construction Technology – Year 1
• Unit 3 - Science and Materials – Year 1
• Unit 4 - Construction Practice and Management Year 1
• Unit 5 - Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction - Year 2
• Unit 6 - Construction Information - Year 1
• Unit 7 - Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out – Year 2
• Unit 13 - Tender and Procurement – Year 2

At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding and application of relevant principles relating to modern construction, including: Materials and their use; health, safety and welfare; construction methods and maintenance; the law in relation to the built environment; design principles; and responsibilities in regards to the environment.

Assessment methods

As this course has been designed with employers in mind, our assessment methods also replicate submissions that extend practical knowledge whilst developing academic understanding. Assessments can be in the form of written academic assignments, written reports, presentations, project-based assessments, group or individual presentations, practical demonstrations and recordings. All grades achieved are subject to internal verification, external quality assurance from the awarding body, and internal examination review board.
Group lectures will provide you with most of the subject information and knowledge that you will require. You will also have meetings with your personal tutor to give you the opportunity to discuss topics in detail, highlight any areas of difficulty and discuss your progress.

Workshop and simulation sessions will give you hands-on experience of engineering techniques and software, and you will have access to the latest engineering simulation packages, including CAD.

Staff involved in delivery of this course are all trained to a minimum of Level 4 and hold relevant teacher training qualifications expected in line with HE delivery. Our current staffing profile sees a mixture of disciplines including Surveying and Design backgrounds.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£3,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,500
per year
Scotland
£3,500
per year
Wales
£3,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Rainham

Department:

Business and Technology

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