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Vision West Nottinghamshire College (Vision University Centre Mansfield)

HND Construction and the Built Environment

UCAS Code: HDCB

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


Applicants will have successfully achieved an HNC qualification in Construction and the Built Environment.

About this course


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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2020

This course is for you if:
You want an introduction into construction and the built environment, as well as building skills and experience. This course teaches the underpinning knowledge of construction, including technology, materials, specifications, and management.

The construction industry has never been so varied and dynamic. This is the right course for those who want to take their career within construction to a more higher technical level, and for those wishing to pursue a career within architectural technology, surveying, construction management or building control, to name a few. The programme offers you the opportunity to develop your existing knowledge of the industry, to help meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

We engage in trips and visits to broaden your knowledge and understanding as well as supporting you in securing a meaningful work placement. The HNC course offers learners the opportunity to develop design skills using Autodesk Revit and an insight into BIM. A member of the delivery team was also part of the national HNC/HND programme planning and has written some of the units which are now delivered internationally.

The Vision University Centre is for you if:
You want an affordable university-level qualification at a centre that offers smaller classes, tutors who are passionate about their industry and dedicated study skills support and tutorials throughout your course to help you achieve your goals.

This course is validated by Pearson Edexcel.

Modules

HND units*:
• Group Project (Pearson – set)
• Contracts and Management
• Project Management
• Management for Complex Buildings
• Alternative Methods of Construction
• Construction Technology for Complex Building Projects
• Personal Professional Development
*Titles are subject to change.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports or essays, academic posters or displays, work-based projects, PowerPoint presentations, recordings of interviews and the creation of design documents.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,150
per year
EU
£7,150
per year
International
£7,150
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,150
per year
Scotland
£7,150
per year
Wales
£7,150
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Vision University Centre - West Nottinghamshire College

Department:

Engineering

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