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University Centre Grimsby

Construction and the Built Environment

UCAS Code: 122K

Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

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.

Modules

HNC Construction and Built Environment
Core Units: Mandatory
Individual Project
Construction Technology
Science and Materials
Construction Practice and Management
Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
Group Project

Optional Units: One from this list
Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out
Tender & Procurement
Building Information Modelling
Principles of Refurbishment
Principles of Alternative Energy
Principles of Public Health Engineering
Civil Engineering Technology
Principles of Electrical Design & Installation
Site Supervision & Operations

Assessment methods

BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and the Built Environment are assessed using a combination of internally assessed, centre-devised internal assignments, and internally assessed, Pearson-set assignments. Pearson-set assignments are mandatory and target particular industry-specific skills. The number and value of these units are dependent on qualification size:

For the HNC
One core unit will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.

All other units in both qualifications are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments. The purpose and rationale of having Pearson- set units on Higher Nationals is as follows.

Assessment through assignments
For internally assessed units the format of assessment is an assignment taken after the content of the unit, or part of the unit if several assignments are used, has been fully delivered. An assignment may take a variety of forms, including practical and written types. An assignment is a distinct activity completed independently by students (either alone or in a team). An assignment is separate from teaching, practice, exploration and other activities that students complete with direction from and, formative assessment by tutors. An assignment is issued to students as an assignment brief with a hand-out date, a completion date and clear requirements for the evidence that students are expected to provide. There may be specific observed practical components during the assignment period. Assignments can be divided into separate parts and may require several forms of evidence. A valid assignment will enable a clear and formal assessment outcome based on the assessment criteria.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,900
per year
England
£5,900
per year
EU
£5,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,900
per year
Scotland
£5,900
per year
Wales
£5,900
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Nuns Corner Campus

Department:

Building Services

TEF rating:

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