The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of interesting and rewarding careers in construction.
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- Construction Training
- Built Environment
- Skills and Training
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Management
Summary: This course offers a broad range of skills and insight, in preparation for a career in the construction industry.
Course description: Students are required to attend college for 1 day a week over a one year period (this is not a 2 year part time course).
The programme uses a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research-based experiential learning and delivered via laboratory experiments and demonstrations, use of modern surveying equipment, industry standard IT applications and group activities.
Students bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge which is fully utilised by the programme team. Many assignments are based around students' own work environment, implemented through regular liaison with employers to allow you to access and use non-confidential data and documents from the workplace.
The course comprises core and specialist units.
Design principles and application for construction and the built environment
Science and materials for construction and the built environment
Applied mathematics for construction and the built environment
Management principles and application for construction and the built environment
Group project in the construction industry
Health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment
Site surveying procedures for construction and the built environment
Personal and professional development
With demand, an additional year to gain HND Construction and the Built Environment may be offered.
Construction and maintenance of buildings
Contractual procedures and procurement for construction and the built environment
Computer-aided design for construction
Building control procedures and legislation
Conversion and adaptation of buildings
Project management for construction and the built environment
Building services design, installation and maintenance in construction
Please note the day the course takes place each year may change.
If sufficient demand an HND in Construction may follow this programme.
Entry requirements: Applicants should have one of the following:
BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Construction or Building Studies
One A level plus four GCSEs at grades A*-C
GNVQ Advanced Level in Construction or Advanced Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
Minimum grades apply, please ask for details.
Mature students with a relevant industrial background may also be considered subject to interview.
Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is:
IELTS (SELT): 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)
Or GCSE English A*-C
Or equivalent qualification. Please contact the Advice Shop for advice and guidance
International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage.
Learning outcome: This is designed for aspiring higher technicians who are already working within the construction industry and want to continue studying on a day release basis. The course may also be suitable for those seeking a career in the construction industry.
Objective: This programme develops your knowledge, understanding, skills and awareness necessary to provide you with the potential to progress to technical, supervisory and managerial positions in the built environment sector.
Assessment: Assessment is by a mix of programme assignments and project work.
Academic progression: This programme is widely recognised by employers and professional bodies and can provide pathways to both further education and opportunities for membership of relevant professional bodies.
Progression opportunities include BTEC HND Construction and the Built Environment
Career progression: The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of interesting and rewarding careers in construction.
Course fee per year: £4 410.00
Costs: Please see our Higher Education funding page for details of support available.
For international students, please contact our International Student Adviser in the first instance. We also recommend you take a look at our International Students webpage.
Attendance type: CampusVenue: Norfolk HouseAttendance pattern: DaytimeCourse code: F0036Education level: Higher educationStudy mode: Full timeHow to apply: CollegeSector subject area: Building and ConservationDuration: One year full time (one day a week)