The Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and The Built Environment offers you a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning modules, as well as units within general ‘pathways’, including Construction Technology, Science and Materials, Construction Information and Individual projects. This effectively builds underpinning core skills, with general specialisation; preparing you for further specialisation at Level 5. You will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.
HE (Degree Level)
You will study a range of skills and techniques including site surveying, construction management, quantity surveying, health and safety, and research methods. The course will develop your knowledge and use of construction and some civil engineering principles to solve practical construction problems.
The units covered in this course are: Mandatory Units: Unit 1 Individual Project Unit 2 Construction Technology Unit 3 Science and Materials Unit 6 Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
Optional Units include: Unit 4 Construction Practise and Management Unit 5 Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction Unit 7 Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out Unit 11 Measurement & Estimating Unit 18 Civil Engineering Technology
In addition you will develop the five main employability skills:
The teaching is relevant and contextual to real world applications.
You will be assessed through mandatory and optional units of coursework.
Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment
You can develop your career in the Construction and the Built Environment sector through:
You can study this course alongside your current employment and put your newly developed skills into practise straight away.
We offer small class sizes which means you will get more one to one support with your tutor.
All your tutors have many years experience in the construction and the built environment industry. Hence the course has a strong work-related emphasis, focusing on application of relevant theories and principles to real world scenarios. If you are a matured student and fall below the entry requirement evidence of prior learning and relevant work experience will be considered