Are you looking for a national recognised qualification? Are you ready to improve your career prospects and looking for a career in quantity surveying or estimating? If so, a Higher National Certificate in Construction will help you get there.
This course at UCDon will give you practical experience with specific emphases on the detailed design, manufacture, and installation of housing, using off-site, factory-built and new digital technologies such as BIM development associated with the detailed design of modern construction projects.
All teaching staff having extensive industrial experience, are highly qualified and enthusiastic professionals.
Upon completion of your Higher National Certificate in Construction Management (Construction Design and Build Technician) you will have developed a sound understanding of architectural practices and techniques along with other disciplines ensuring you will be ready to take the next step forward in the design of construction projects or take further qualifications to better your knowledge and understanding of the industry.
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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:
- Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
- Construction Technology
- Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
- The Construction Environment
- Digital Applications for Construction Information
- Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
- Tender & Procurement
- Building Information Modelling
Further details about this course are available in the course specification at:
BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction Management for England: Specification (pearson.com)
The primary way of delivering this course is on campus.
On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures, field trips and one to one discussion with your tutor. Online opportunities for learning may also be utilised.
The academic year is 30 weeks in duration with students expected to attend two days a week on a full-time programme and one day a week on a part time programme.
Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.
Applicants would normally be expected to have a minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff points. A BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one A level, in a relevant subject (maths, science, geography). Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.
We also encourage applications from mature students, and we are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations.
This course is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within it. Further the course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas of architectural practice and design and build:
- Construction Technician
- Architectural Technologist
- Architectural Draftsperson
- Information Manager
- Architectural Technician
- Architectural Designer
If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes may include The HNC course is designed to provide progression onto a BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up or a higher apprenticeship top-up. This will also then offer a route to study a top-up degree in quantity surveying or a related discipline as well as progression to professional body membership.
UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.
We also have a range of other financial support available.
Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
- Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
- Printing and photocopying
- Trips and enhancement opportunities
Enquire about this course
To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.
Information for EU Students
From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).
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