Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

  • HNC

  • 2 years part-time

     Fees

     £2,100 (Year 1, 2021/22)         Please click here for the latest fees and funding information

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The purpose of this course is to develop you as a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the civil engineering and construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to help you secure the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace. They represent the latest in professional standards and provide opportunities for students to develop skills for work, for example by undertaking a group project, or responding to a client brief.

The course is designed to provide knowledge of specific subjects relevant to construction which will support higher level study and career progression. It integrates theoretical and practical knowledge to inform construction management in different contexts. It is designed for individuals who want to progress their learning within a work-related context.

Modules may include:

  • Individual project (set by Pearson)
  • Construction technology
  • Science and materials
  • Construction practice and management
  • Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification)
  • Mathematics for construction
  • Principles of structural design

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, by experienced lecturers whose knowledge and expertise are matched to the content of the modules on the course.

When not attending lectures or seminars, you will also be expected to study through independent learning. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, such as reading books and journal articles, preparing assignments and presentations, working on individual and group projects. You will have access to a variety of materials to support you in your learning such as books, journals, lecture notes and a wide range of e-resources.

You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes including examinations, coursework, project-based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.

Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during the course to help you improve and monitor performance.

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 one 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

This programme will provide you with the skills to enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in construction practices and the information technology environment.

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 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as part of the pathway to full membership status.

The course is designed to provide knowledge of specific subjects relevant to construction which will support higher level study and career progression. It integrates theoretical and practical knowledge to inform construction management in different contexts. It is designed for individuals who want to progress their learning within a work-related context.

Modules may include:

  • Individual project (set by Pearson)
  • Construction technology
  • Science and materials
  • Construction practice and management
  • Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification)
  • Mathematics for construction
  • Principles of structural design

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, by experienced lecturers whose knowledge and expertise are matched to the content of the modules on the course.

When not attending lectures or seminars, you will also be expected to study through independent learning. Independent learning plays a vital role in your studies and involves research, such as reading books and journal articles, preparing assignments and presentations, working on individual and group projects. You will have access to a variety of materials to support you in your learning such as books, journals, lecture notes and a wide range of e-resources.

You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes including examinations, coursework, project-based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.

Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during the course to help you improve and monitor performance.

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 one 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

This programme will provide you with the skills to enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in construction practices and the information technology environment.

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 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as part of the pathway to full membership status.

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