South Thames College

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

Are you an industry professional looking to be retrained in one of these specialist areas? Want to study locally? Then why not apply now for one of our Access or HNC courses?

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:
20/09/2021
End:
18/06/2022
Code:
WCO4001HD/2122
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 5,100
19 and older: ?
£ 5,100
Materials fees: ?
£ 300

Course and General Enquiries 020 8918 7777 info@south-thames.ac.uk