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Start Date9 Sept 2024
Duration1 Year (HNC) 2 Year (HND)
Course: Pearson BTEC Level 4 / 5 Higher National Certificate / Diploma Modern Construction and RenewablesCampus: Strand RoadType: Full TimeStart Date: 09/09/2024Fees:
£2,500 per annum (subject to change)
- Site location Strand Road
- Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
- Construction Technology
- The Construction Environment
- Tender & Procurement
- Digital applications for Construction Information
- Building Information Modelling
- Group Project (Pearson-set)
- Personal Professional Development
- Measurement & Estimating
- Science & Materials
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Principles of Off-site Construction
- Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
- Project Management
- Advanced Construction Drawing & Detailing
- Construction Technology for Complex Buildings Projects
- Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out
UK RequirementsApplicants must have achieved the equivalent of 48 UCAS Tariff points together with a minimum of 5 passes at GCSE Grade C or above which must include Mathematics, English Language or equivalent Level 2 qualifications; OR a BTEC National Diploma at MP grade or above OR a BTEC National Extended Diploma at PPP grade or above in a relevant area of study (including GCSE Mathematics, English Language or equivalent Level 2 qualification). Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) can be considered for entry.
ROI Requirements48 UCAS points and minimum of 5 OLCs at Grade 04 or above to include English and Mathematics OR a BTEC National Diploma at MP grade or above OR a BTEC National Extended Diploma at PPP grade or above in a relevant area of study (including OLC Mathematics, English or equivalent Level 2 qualification). Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) can be considered for entry.
Additional Requirements Prior to Entry
Attendance at Information Session
Further StudySuccessful completion of year 1 of the course, the HNC qualification, will allow students to progress into year 2 - the Level 5 Higher National Diploma qualification which will be delivered subject to numbers of progressing students. Successful completion of year 1 will also allow progression to another higher education qualification such as a university degree in a construction, renewable technologies or a built environment related area. Students who continue at NWRC and complete year 2, the HND qualification, can be offered second year entry to university built environment programmes subject to meeting university requirements. Successful completion of the HND at NWRC will allow students to gain direct entry into year 2 of the BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology and BSc (Hons) in Construction Management courses at Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Donegal, formerly LYIT. Students can also choose to study the Tender and Procurement unit as part of their qualification which will allow direct entry into year 2 of the professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying course at ATU.
Career ProspectsThis is an industry recognised qualification and the course has been developed to meet requirements of a number of professional bodies, including the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Architectural technologists and the Chartered Institute of Building. The course will therefore prepare students for employment in a range of careers in construction and the built environment, including architectural technology, civil engineering, building services engineering, quantity surveying, construction management and renewable engineering either with design consultants, contractors or the public sector.
This course is assessed through 100% coursework. The course consists of core units (which are mandatory), specialist units (which have been designed to provide a specific occupational focus to the qualification) and optional units. The make-up of units will depend on the sector career pathway chosen. Units are assessed in several ways including written assignments, research work, group activities, practical work and presentations.
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