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Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)

Croydon University Centre

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2022

This course is designed for those who have experience of working in construction and looking to enhance their career prospects in the industry.

This programme will develop your understanding of current health, safety, and welfare legislation and you will develop the skills to undertake risk assessments. You will also learn the techniques of how site investigation and evaluation can influence the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and their substructures. We will provide opportunities for you to develop your skills in using analytical methods and statistics to solve problems as well as an understanding of the properties and structural behaviour of construction materials. You will also discover how market forces and government policies influence the construction industry.

This course is a practitioner (skills-based) programme based on core areas that analyse building energy requirements in terms of the external environment and internal space and the effect of this built environment on energy resources. It considers the principles and analysis of associated building engineering systems, leading to the understanding of control, simulation, and modelling techniques.

Course Highlights

Our fully qualified and professional staff are all experienced construction practitioners, having worked as site operatives, site managers, and quantity surveyors.

Our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning, with employers attending our popular employability events, is a key distinguishing feature of the college.

Career Opportunities and Further Study

A key progression path is to the second or third year of a degree programme, or you could progress to a professional qualification offered by institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and many more.

Alternatively, you could enter in to employment as this course opens doors to careers with design consultants and contractors.

Modules

Core Mandatory Units:

• Individual Project
• Construction Technology
• Science & Materials
• Construction Practice & Management
Mandatory Specialist units:
• Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation
• Mathematics for Construction
• Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework, assignments and assessment will vary from unit to unit. You will also be required to undertake some group and project work.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£2,400
per year
England
£2,400
per year
EU
£2,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£2,400
per year
Scotland
£2,400
per year
Wales
£2,400
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Croydon

Department:

Engineering and Construction

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