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Construction and the Built Environment (Construction) (Yr 1 of 2) (Level 4 Higher National Certificate)

Construction & Built Environment

Course Overview

The BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and The Built Environment course will equip students with skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global construction and the built environment sector.The course will provide education and training for a range of careers in construction and the built environment, including civil engineering, building services engineering, quantity surveying, construction management, and architectural technology.The course consists of four modules in year 1, from a total of eight modules (Y1 & Y2), selected from Construction Technology; Science & Materials; Individual Project; Construction Practice and Management; Construction Information; Legal and Statutory Responsibilities; Surveying Measurement & Setting Out; Principles of Refurbishment, Tender & Procurement.Successful completion of the course will provide opportunities for students to enter or progress in employment in construction and the built environment, or progress to higher education qualifications.
  • Start Date
    13 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    34 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road
  • Course Code

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate Construction and the Built Environment (Construction) (Yr 1 of 2)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 13/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
  • Dates 13/09/2021 - 16/06/2023
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Course Modules

  • Surveying, Measuring + setting out
  • Construction Information
  • Science + Materials
  • Legal + Statutory responsibilities in construction
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

48 UCAS Tariff points at A-Level together with a minimum of 5 passes at GCSE Grade C or above, which must include Maths and English Language or equivalent Level 2 qualification; OR National Diploma in a relevant area of study (including GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English Language or equivalent Level 2 qualification; OR University approved equivalent).The College reserves the right to increase the entrance criteria, based upon demand. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be considered for entry. For more details visit required

ROI Requirements

48 UCAS Tariff points + 4 OLCs (Grade 04 or above) to include Maths and English; The College reserves the right to increase the entrance criteria, based upon demand. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) may be considered for entry. For more details visit Interview required

Work Placement

Students who progress from the HNC programme to undertake a HND undertake a work placement in their second year, developing technical and employability skills. Built Environment students work on a variety of major infrastructure projects for a range of employers including Consultant Civil & Structural Engineers, Architects, Contractors and private and public bodies.

What's Next?

Further Study

Having successfully completed the HNC, students can enrol for a one year HND on dedicated pathways (which include Civil Engineering, Architecture and Surveying - Quantity Surveying) subject to meeting prescribed Level 4 module requirements. Students who complete a HND are offered second year entry to university Built Environment programmes subject to meeting university requirements. Having completed the HNC programme students may also gain Year 1 entry at university subject to meeting the universities entry criteria.

Career Prospects

This is an industry recognised qualification. In developing the programme, the Awarding Body, Pearson BTEC, have aligned content to meet requirements of a number of professional bodies, including the Institution of Civil Engineers, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and the Chartered Institute of Building. The course will prepare you for either employment in the industry with design consultants or contractors or public authorities; or entry onto HND, leading to degree study at university. SSE Airtricity Scholarship Students who enrol on the Higher National Certificate (HNC) Built Environment programme are eligible to apply for an SSE Airtricity Scholarship. Successful students who meet criteria for the award receive a bursary equal to half their course fees.


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