Higher Education

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 4 Part-Time - Day City Campus University Level Qualification Apply

The course would be beneficial for students who are working within construction, preferably have a trade background and are qualified to a Level 3, or are working in a construction environment, such as site offices, local authority, or within social housing.

Construction experience is preferable.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire Course fees are approximately £2300 per year for the 2 year course.

The course is classroom based and you will learn through a combination of:

- Lectures/presentations
- Seminars/tutorials/class discussion
- One to one discussions
- Guest speakers (where appropriate)
- Field trips (where appropriate)

A good standard of Maths and English is required for the course. Use of IT based programmes such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel would also be beneficial.

Your overall weekly workload should consist of class contact hours (5 hours) and independent learning (outside of college), totalling 10-15 hours.

The course will be delivered on a Thursday between 9:00am-3:00pm over a 2 year period.

At Level 4 you will typically have around 5 contact hours per week, typically consisting of:

- Lectures
- Class discussions
- One to one discussions (where appropriate)

The HNC in Construction Management in England is HTQ certified and aims to help students lay the foundations of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different construction management functions. This develops and strengthens core skills, while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5, or to enter employment. The course help you develop the qualities necessary for job roles in the industry that require personal responsibility.

The course is also suitable for employees who wish to progress in their current job role and then progress to a relevant university degree course.

Each unit is worth 15 credits, with a total of 120 credits required over 2 years.

There are 8 units in total, with 4 being delivered in each year of the course:
8 Mandatory Units -
- Unit 1: Construction Design Project (set by awarding body)
- Unit 2: Construction Technology
- Unit 4: The Construction Environment
- Unit 5: Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
- Unit 6: Digital Applications for Construction Information
- Unit 11: Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
- Unit 12: Tender & Procurement
- Unit 13: Building Information Modelling


What’s next?

After successfully completing the course, you could move onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) or a degree programme at university.

You could also go on to find employment within the professional levels of the construction industry.

Career options and average salaries per year:

– Assistant construction managers (£37,713)
– Assistant site manager (£38,500)
– Project managers (£52,118)
– CAD designer (£36,500)
– CAD/BIM technician (£32,238)

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