Construction & the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment is to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment 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.
This course starts in September
2 years (part-time)
£1,980 (Year 1 2019/20)
Please note, course fees are calculated each academic year and may rise in line with the Higher Education collaborative partner policy. Therefore, if your course is for more than one year, there will be course fees to pay in each additional year of study.
HNC (Level 4)
Overview & Modules
Individual project (set by Pearson)
Science and materials
Construction practice and management
Mathematics for construction
Principles of heating services
Design and installation
Principles of ventilation, air-conditioning design and installation
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is carried out for each unit through a series of assignments. For heating, air conditioning and public health units, they are all related to a particular building. This ensures that you have a complete design for the building at the end of the year.
The Project unit is an assessment set by Pearson.
There are a variety of acceptable entry situations. These are:
A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment
A GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than 1 GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent)
Other related Level 3 qualifications
An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution
Related work experience
An international equivalent of the above
Continue your studies
On completion of the HNC (Level 4), you may be able to progress to the HND (Level 5).
After completion of the HND, you can progress to the full degree at an external university. Degrees are available at a number of universities which are accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) as part of the pathway to full membership status.
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