This course is primarily aimed at those employed in the construction industry who are seeking to gain an industry recognised qualification. The course provides one of the key qualifications in the Construction Management and Surveying Technology disciplines.
The essential aim of the course is to provide students with a range of knowledge and skills needed to fulfil a wide range of technical and managerial work. The outcome should be higher level technicians who are able to tackle and take responsibility for well specified positions throughout the construction industry.
HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression, professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into higher education. Many students move towards progessional status by progressing onto further studies: for example a HND in Construction and Built Environment or a related degree.
Students may also take up employment and progress through professional qualifications offered by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institure of Building (CIOB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).