About the HNC Construction programme
Higher National qualifications in Construction are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the construction sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in construction. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Construction sector, BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.
Applicants are required to hold a BTEC Level 3 Construction, NVQ Level 3 in Construction Trades, A Level in a relevant subject supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent), Access to Higher Education Diploma or other related Level 3 qualifications. Related Construction work and site experience is an advantage.
What you will learn
1. Individual Project (Pearson-set)
2. Construction Technology
3. Construction Practice & Management
4. Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
5. Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
6. Building Information Modelling
Optional Units HNC
7. Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out
8. Science and Materials
Learning & Teaching Methods
Lectures and taught sessions, workshops, practical skills gained in research, technical drawings and site surveying, self-study, directed study, workplace scenarios and site surveying
The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Construction 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.
Students with this qualification can gain entry into several professional institutes or degree courses or employment at Higher Technician Level for example, Assistant Design Co-ordinator, Design & Build Co-ordinator, Construction Site Supervisor, Construction Design Technician, Site Manager, Project Manager, Health & Safety Manager Planning Supervisor, Construction Technician Architectural Technologist, Architectural Draftsperson, Information Manager, Architectural Technician, Architectural Designer.
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