HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Construction)

L4 Level 4
Part Time
6 September 2021 — 19 May 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

At Cardiff and Vale College the HNC Construction and Built Environment course will help you gain a sound understanding of the technical, legal and scientific principles of construction. Seminars and lectures are backed up by construction site visits which will bring your studies to life. You’ll also be supported by expert staff who have professional experience of working on large housing, commercial, and infrastructure developments, as well as having excellent working knowledge of the construction industry.

At Cardiff and Vale College we have close links with industry which will provide you with valuable connections, giving you the chance to gain recognition and make contacts to help further your future career.

This FREE course is only available to adults that are eligible for a Personal Learning Account (PLA). Personal Learning Accounts, funded by the Welsh Government, are available to employed adults living in Wales that wish to develop skills to progress or change career. 
Find out if you're eligible today.

What you will study

You will study 8 modules in this year, these are the following taught modules on this course:

  • Unit 1 Individual Project (set by awarding organisation)
  • Unit 2 Construction Technology
  • Unit 3 Science and Materials
  • Unit 4 Construction Practice and Management
  • Unit 5 Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Unit 6 Construction Information
  • Unit 7 Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out
  • Unit 16 Principles of Alternative Energy

The programme will be taught using a combination of one-line and face to face lectures, guest speakers and tutorials. The programme will be assessed using a combination of assignments, practical assessment and examinations.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above, to include Maths, Science and English, BTEC Level 3 Diploma (PPP) or equivalent qualifications in a relevant subject. Mature learners with a suitable academic background may be accepted at the discretion of the Course Tutor.

Teaching and assessment

  • Practical assessment and written assignments and exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

6 September 2021

End date

19 May 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

8 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

CPCC4P62
L4

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Cer

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Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.

Teaching and assessment

  • Practical assessment and written assignments and exams

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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