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Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) — Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Course information

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and The Built Environment is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector, and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

On this course you will study the following units:

Core Mandatory Units:
• Individual Project
• Construction Technology
• Science & Materials
• Construction Practice & Management

Mandatory Specialist units:
• Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation
• Mathematics for Construction
• Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation

Optional Units:
• Building Information Modelling

Skills and knowledge developed:

The Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment (Building Services) offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, as well as units within general ‘pathways’, whilst allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of a further (Level 4) unit across a range of occupational sectors. This effectively builds underpinning core skills, with general specialisation, preparing the student for further specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

The course is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, tutorials, independent study and industry guest speakers.

Students need both good qualifications and employability skills to enhance their career prospects and personal development. This course embeds the development of key skills throughout the programme, attributes and strengths required by twenty-first century employers.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

This information is for the public, prospective students, current students, students who have completed their studies, and those with responsibility for academic standards and quality.

Qualifications

HNC Level 4 Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering), awarded by Pearson.

This is a part time 120 credit, level 4 qualification in the National Qualifications Framework.


This course leads to...

Completion of this course provides a number of options in both education and employment and sets you on your way to becoming a professional within the Built Environment.
In education, the course prepares you for a Level 5 qualification within the Construction & the Built Environment sector, bringing your professional and academic knowledge up to the required level.



Completion of this course provides a number of options in both education and employment and sets students on their way to becoming a professional within the construction and built environment industry.

Education:
The course prepares students for a Level 5 qualification within the Construction and the Built Environment sector, bringing their professional and academic knowledge up to the required level.

Employment:
Students successfully completing the course can gain employment in construction consultancies and contracting companies. For example, building services engineers design the heating and cooling, ventilation systems to create a comfortable and safe design in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.



Entry Requirements

College generic entry requirements apply to all HE programmes. For this particular programme, the following will apply:

• 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 C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
• Other related Level 3 qualifications
• An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
• Related work experience
• An international equivalent of the above.

Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.



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Further Information...

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You can contact us online via applications@liv-coll.ac.uk or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.
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Overview

Course ID: 163099

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 2 Years



Fees

This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.

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