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Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) - Level 4

The HNC is equivalent to the first year of a standard three-year university degree. After the HNC, you can move onto a HND with us or with another institution and then on to a one-year university top-up programme to earn a full degree.

Introduction

HNs in Construction recognised by CABE

We are pleased to announce that BTEC Higher Nationals have been accredited by the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE). CABE accreditation of the Higher National qualifications in Construction and Construction and the Built Environment provides students with CABE Student Membership and recognises their HN qualification as contributing toward achievement of a full CABE membership.

The Pearson BTEC Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in construction and the built environment, vendor accredited certification and Professional Body membership, upon which students can build; should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage.

At Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the construction and the built environment sector through four core units, which includes one unit assessed through a Pearson-set assignment. The core units are:

1: Individual Project (Pearson Set) 2: Construction Technology 3: Science & Materials 4 : Construction Practice and Management 6: Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) 8: Mathematics for Construction 20: Principles of Structural Design

And, one from the following list of Optional Units

7: Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out 13: Tender & Procurement 18: Civil Engineering Technology 21: Site Supervision & Operations

Competitions: Effectively planned trips, which have a direct relevance to the syllabus, would add value to the learning experience

Employer links: Guest speaker Experts from industry or visiting academics in the subject area that is being studied.

Workshops are used to build on knowledge shared via tutors and seminars.

The name of the course, as it appears on your qualification or certificate, will be L4 - HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) (RQF) (PEARSON)

Assessment

Methods of teaching includes lectures, tutorials and supervised study as well as on line teaching.

For the HNC, 15-credit unit at Level 4 - will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at skills. All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment (or a related subject)
  • GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject; this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to 5 and/or 9 to 5 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • International equivalent of the above.

Materials

There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.


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Where and when
Location:
Wandsworth
Times:
Daytime
Duration:
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
Days:
Tuesday + Wednesday + Thursday
Start:
21/09/2020
End:
19/06/2021
Code:
WCO4001HD/2021
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 5,100
19 and older: ?
£ 5,100
Materials fees: ?
£ 300

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Fee reductions for adult short courses

 Cost of course by campus
Students who are:WandsworthTootingMerton
Receiving income-based benefits £40* £40* 50% discount**
Aged 60 or over
  • For courses costing £53 or over you'll receive 30% off
  • For courses costing less than £53, the fee will be reduced to £40*
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* There is no reduction for courses costing less than £40 
** Non-accredited courses only (courses that don't lead to a certificate or qualification)

How to apply for reduced fees

Come to Student Services at any of our campuses with payment and proof of your age or benefit status.

Accepted proof of age:

  • Passport
  • Driving license

Accepted proof of benefits:

  • A benefits letter dated from the last two months

If you're unsure whether you're eligible for reduced fees email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pop into Student Services. Check our opening times before making your journey.

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CELTA courses

There are no discounts available for any of our CELTA courses. To find out more about CELTA email us at teacher.education@south-thames.ac.uk 

Leisure courses

You might be able to get a discount on some courses if:

  • You are 60+ years of age. You may have to pay for materials on some courses
  • If you're on income-based benefit. It's usually £37 each term. You may have to pay for materials on some courses. There is no College registration fee for leisure courses.

    Please bring proof of your benefit status that is less than two months old when you enrol.

Qualification courses

Aged 16-18

You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses.

Please note that if you're applying for a reduced fee, your benefit evidence needs to be no older than two months.
Aged 19 or older not on benefits

You will have to pay tuition and exam costs and you may have to pay for materials on some courses.

Aged 19 or older on 'Active Benefits' eg Jobseekers Allowance

You don't have to pay tuition or exam costs but you may have to pay for materials on some courses. Please note that JSA signing on books are not accepted as proof of benefits for a reduced fee.

Aged 19 or older on other benefits eg income support

You may get a discount depending on the type or level of education you've done already. You may have to pay for materials on some courses.

New government funding for 24 and older!!

If you are taking a Level 3 or 4 course, you may be able to get a government loan to cover your course. Find out more here.

There is a College registration fee of £30 but only if you are on a qualification course that is not 'full cost'. You don't pay it if you're 18 or younger or on Active Benefits.

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For CELTA courses

Apply for CELTA courses using the application form here. If you're applying for the CELTA taster day you'll need to follow the steps below to enrol.

For courses not leading to a qualification

You can enrol anytime between now and the start of your course using our enrolment form.

In person: Bring your completed form to any of our centres Monday to Thursday: 8.45am-7.00pm (10-4 during College holidays) Friday: 8.45am-4.00pm or Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm with:

  • Evidence of benefits or age(if you are applying for a reduced fee)
  • Payment (cash, cheque, credit or debit card)

By post (only if paying full fee): Send the enrolment form with a cheque or the credit card information completed to:

College Enquiry Unit, South Thames College, Merton Campus, FREEPOST CN2701, London Road, Morden Surrey, SM4 5QX

Please do not send cash in the post. Cheques should be made payable to: South Thames College Corporation. Please note we don't accept Electron or American Express cards.

By phone (only if paying full fee): Call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm on 020 8918 7777 with your credit or debit card to hand. You will soon be able to pay online too.

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Advanced Learner Loan

If you're 19 or older at the start of this course and you've lived in the UK for 3 or more years, you could get a loan to help with your tuition fees. It's not means-tested, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £21,000 a year.

If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to study an Access course then go on to complete a HE course, your loan repayments will be wiped off.

The amount you'll receive depends on the course and tuition fees. The minimum is £300.

How to apply

You can apply for this loan once you've got a place on the course. After you've accepted your place we'll send you a learning and funding information letter which you need to complete your loan application. You can do this online on the gov.uk website.

For full details about the loan and eligibility, see the UK government website.

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