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HNC CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING)

Awarded By: Pearson
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 01-06-22

The HNC Construction and The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) course aims to develop learners as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector. Ideal for those wanting to continue their education through applied learning, the course develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills, whilst providing an experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare all for further study or training.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) offers a selection of varied and relevant modules. All will need to be completed, to achieve the full HNC. Level 4 core modules include:

  • Pearson Set Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Science and Materials
  • Construction Practice and Management

Specialist modules include:

  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Principles of Heating Services Design and Installation
  • Principles of Ventilation and Air Conditioning Design and Installation

Optional module:

  • Site supervision and Operations

 

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will learn through a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, case studies, discussion forums and masterclasses, delivered by industry experts.

To aid learning and help build essential hands on skills, some modules are supported by practical work and field exercises.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment methods include written submissions, time-controlled examinations and practical activities, all of which are a combination of internally assessed assignments and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments. The variety of assessment techniques will ensure that you are given every opportunity to demonstrate your skills in all study areas.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

The background and ethos of the course continues to be that of a course that provides an introduction and an opportunity to those with an interest in developing a career in construction, in particular, those with electrical or plumbing backgrounds and experience.

It also provides an opportunity for those who want to enter the construction industry, with a suitable academic background but little construction knowledge. This means the course continues to be wide ranging and of benefit to many.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Awarded by: Pearson

Mode of study: 2 years, part-time

Tuition fees: Year 1 (2022/2023): £3,500 Year 2 (2023/2024): £3,500

Location: Preston College, Fulwood Campus.

This course will run subject to a minimum number of 10 people.

Additional costs: The provision of your own laptop/computer, stationery and personal protective equipment is essential for this course.

Additional requirements: 3-4 years of site/industrial experience is desireable.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Preston College operates a flexible admissions policy, welcoming applicants with a wide range of qualifications and/or experience, with each application assessed on its own merit. We also recognise prior learning/attainment (RPL) and experience, meaning it may be possible to map some of your existing qualifications against the modules for the HNC Construction qualification.

If this applies to you, we will discuss this with you at the interview stage.

For students who have recently been in education, we would expect an applicant to have 72 UCAS points (a 12 unit profile), which must be made up from one of the following:

A-Levels: Two A-Level subjects or equivalent (grade B and grade C, minimum)
BTEC Extended Diploma: Pass or Merit (grade MMP)
BTEC Diploma: BTEC National Diploma/Certificate (grade DM)
Pass Access Course: In a relevant occupational area (at Level 3)
International Baccalaureate: H7
PLUS  
GCSE: English Language/Maths at grade C/grade 4 or above
Other qualifications/requirements:

3-4 years of site/industrial experience is desirable.

IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each skills area)

International students

You may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa in order to enter and study in the UK. However, please note that Preston College does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

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