HNC CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Awarded By: Pearson
Duration: 2 Years, part-time
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 21-01-21

The HNC Construction and The Built Environment course allows you to develop as a professional, self-reflecting individual who is able to meet the demands of a variety of roles within the Construction sector.

Ideal for those wanting to continue their education through applied learning, the course will develop and challenge your knowledge, understanding and skills, whilst providing an experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that prepares you for further study or training.

A flexible programme, designed to fit around work commitments, you can expect to study a range of modules, including Construction Technology, Science and Materials and Construction Practice and Management. Specialist and optional modules allow you to tailor your studies based upon your career aspirations, or current employment.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The HNC Construction and the Built Environment 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:

  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)

You will also study two optional modules in:

  • Site Supervision and Operations
  • Tender and Procurement

You will gain a thorough understanding of the technical, legal and scientific principles of construction, alongside management skills. 

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

As a learner on the HNC Construction and the Built Environment course, you will be taught via a blended learning approach. This consists of in-class teaching and online, remote learning. In class learning all takes place within the purpose built Construction Centre, home to dedicated industry standard facilities and replica workshops.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment occurs through a combination of internally assessed assignments and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments. You must pass all modules to achieve the HNC.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

The HNC Construction and the Built Environment qualification provides opportunities to progress onto the 3rd year of a fiveyear part-time degree, studying Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying or Construction Project Management, provided a Merit profile is achieved. To progress, an additional application needs to be made.

The background and ethos of the course continues to be that of a course which provides an introduction and an opportunity to those with an interest in developing a career in construction. It also provides an opportunity for those who want to enter the construction industry, with a suitable academic background but little construction knowledge. 

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Awarded by: Pearson

Mode of study: 2 years, part-time

Tuition fee: Year 1 (2021/2022): £3,000, Year 2 (2022/2023): £3,000

Location: Preston’s College, Fulwood Campus.

This course will run subject to a minimum number of 12 people.

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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Preston’s 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.

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’s College does not hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence to support student visa applications.

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