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Construction & The Built Environment (Construction)

HCUC

UCAS Code: K300 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


A minimum of two passes at A Level, plus four passes at GCSE (grades A–C or grade 4 and above), including Maths and English Language and a science subject. Or a National Certificate or Diploma with MM or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications, plus English and maths at grade C or above and a science subject. For Students returning to education, other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration when processing applications. Also an international equivalent of the above will be considered. All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

The course is aimed at students who completed L3 construction and the built environment qualification and L3 plumbing or Electrical installation qualification and wanting to continue their education through applied learning to gain the experience of the breadth and depth of the construction sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight to progression to HND at L5 and to a degree at Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the sector.

Modules

The course duration is 1 year Full Time and 2 years as Part Time and will cover the following units:

Year 1

Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry.
Construction Technology- It cover technological concepts used to enable the construction of building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations.
Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management.
Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction - to introduce the different areas of law that are relevant to the construction industry throughout the development process. This includes applying for planning approval to undertake construction activities and using building control regulations to evaluate building design and alterations at the preconstruction stage.
Year 2

Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations.
Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) - to develop their awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process. Students will engage in the production, reading and editing of construction information, in order to understand how this information informs different stages of the process.
Surveying, measuring and setting out - to develop an awareness and skill of surveying, topography, staking out ground co-ordinates and using digital data.
Tender & Procurement - to provide students with the knowledge to select a procurement route and an appropriate tendering method in the awarding of a project to a main contractor.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed using 15 written assignments during the 2 years course. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment but the remaining 14 assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 4:1.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
International
£7,682
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Uxbridge Campus

Department:

Construction, Building Services/Plumbing

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