Pearson BTEC HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)
This HNC Construction course is a recognised Higher Education qualification, allowing students to progress to level 5.
Subject support is offered through the Virtual Learning Environment - Moodle.
The HNC consists of four Core Units (Mandatory), three Specialist Units (Mandatory) and one optional unit.
- Individual Project
- Construction Technology
- Science & Materials
- Construction Practice & Management
- Mathematics for Construction
- Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation
- Principles of Ventilation & Air-conditioning Design & Installation
- Principles of Alternative Energy
Pearson BTEC HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) (Year 1)
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Contact Hours per week
7 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.
A further 12 hours per week, on average, studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.
General Entry Requirements
- GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
- GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy
A minimum of 48 UCAS points including:
- Two A Levels at A2 OR
- Level 3 National Diploma
- Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 50%+
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
- Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL Level 2
Tier 4 Students:
- SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Where will it take me?
How will it make me more employable?
This programme will provide you with the skills to enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in construction practices and the information technology environment.
Industry related projects will help develop skills like teamwork, planning, problem solving and communication, all of which you may need in the work place. HNC courses are well recognised by employers and they will see that you have the technical skills and knowledge to perform related roles within their business.
Students are expected to provide their own steel toe capped safety boots for site visits estimated £30.
General drawing equipment such as pencils, pens, Scientific Calculator, setsquares, compasses and scale rulers are also required. Estimated £30.
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