Level 4 BTEC HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Year 1)

Course Code: 110HHDBE1A

The units that you study over a one-year period will provide you with a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. You will achieve a nationally recognised and respected qualification.

The HNC programme consists of eight units or ‘areas of study’. On the programme there are four essential and four optional units, designed to best match your particular requirements and interests.
   
Essential units:
Design Principles and Application for Construction;
Science and Materials for Construction;
Group Project in the Construction Industry;
Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment.

Please contact the Department of Automotive, Construction and Engineering Technology for the availability of optional units.

Mandatory core units: Science and Materials; Design Principles; Health and Safety; Group Project
   
Specialist units: Conversion and Adaption; Construction Methods and Design; Measurement Processes; Project Management

All core and specialist units must be completed and passed for the award to be given following completion of the programme.

The course is accredited under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates the qualification and Highbury College.

Details

Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 01/09/2019

  • Tuition Fee i x Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £4500

    Registration Fee i x Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £200


The HNC in Construction and the Built Environment is a part-time programme designed for students who are 18 or over with an appropriate knowledge of construction or employed in the industry.

It is most likely that you are currently in employment and will receive sponsorship from your employer, however the programme is open to you if you wish to sponsor yourself.

This programme of study, which is highly regarded by employers and academic institutions, provides the opportunity for students with or without experience to develop a broad knowledge of business. It is ideal for anyone at the beginning of their career or looking to improve their qualifications or career prospects.
The HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment is a part-time qualification. You will be required to attend one day per week (usually a Thursday) over one year period starting in September.

Course duration: 1 year

Course location: Highbury College, Tudor Crescent, Portsmouth, PO6 2SA

Mode of delivery: Part-time, 1 day per week (Thursday).
You will be assessed by a range of methods including assignments and projects.

Teaching: Lectures, workshops and online learning.

Independent study: You will need to undertake significant independent study outside of taught sessions. For every 1 taught hour students should spend at least 2 hours studying independently away from College, equating to at least 16 hours per week. The Personal and Professional Development unit and Health and Safety are delivered on a self-study basis with online support and require significant independent study.

Achievement: The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma is achieved by passing all units (120 credits).

Assessment methods: Assessment is on a continuous basis with up to two assignments in each unit. Assessment is via coursework which takes a variety of forms including written reports, presentations, portfolios and written reflections.

Staff: Full-time, part-time and associate lecturers (corporate associates) may teach on the HNC Construction and the Built Environment programme. Staff teaching on the programme have a variety of commercial/industrial and/or teaching experience.
Level 4 Edexcel BTEC HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Award title: Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Awarding body/institution: Pearson

The awarding body for the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment is Pearson and Highbury College is the provider of the programme of study.
You will have a BTEC Level 3 or similar qualification, or you will have 4 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C) plus one A-Level. Alternatively you will be a mature student with relevant experience.


Age: Over 18.

Qualifications: You will need an A Level, NVQ Level 3 or substantial work experience in Construction and the Built Environment. You will need to possess a good standard of literacy and numeracy.

Non-native English speakers: English language skills equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual section (listening and reading, writing, speaking).

Mature applicants (over 21): The College is prepared to interview mature students without these qualifications who may benefit from a Higher Education course of study.
You may progress onto an Edexcel BTEC HND Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Students who successfully complete the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment will (subject to interview) be able to top up to a Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, enabling achievement of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment within a two-year period.

Successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment also provides the opportunity for a wide range of other academic programmes including progression to honours degree programmes in Construction and the Built Environment related areas subject to being made an offer.
You can apply by clicking on the ‘apply now’ button below. Alternatively, if you have any questions prior to making your application, please call the admissions team on 02392 383131 and selecting option 3.

Fee guidance

General fee guidance (not including Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees and HNC/HND’s)

Considerations

  • 19+ Tuition Fee indicates the cost of the core tuition and materials required to complete the qualification. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.
  • 19+ Registration Fee indicates the cost to register with the awarding body. Please note these fees may change for 2017-18.

For more information, please contact the College on 02392 383 131.

Courses below Level 3

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19 or over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are unemployed and in receipt of certain government benefits
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are applying for a course Level 2 or below and do not already hold a full Level 2 qualification

If you are aged 19 over at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and are not in the above categories then you will usually pay the advertised fee.

Courses Level 3 and above

You will usually not be expected to pay a fee if you are:

  • under 19 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August)
  • aged 19–23 at the start of the academic year (as of 31st August) and do not already hold a Full level 3 qualification

Advanced Learner Loan

If you’re 19 or older, you may be able to apply for a loan to help with the costs of a college or training course. The programme must be at Level 3 or Level 4 (such as Access). You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year.

For more information or to apply please contact 0845 240 2024 or visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.

If you’re unsure about taking out a loan and want to seek advice then you’ll have the opportunity to do so. If you want advice on managing your finances, the Money Advice Service, established by the UK government, can offer free, impartial money advice. Visit their website at www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Students who are not ordinarily resident in the UK should contact Highbury College to discuss unfunded fees.


Apprenticeships

Apprentices under 19 at the start of their Apprenticeship do not pay fees. Where the apprentice is 19 or over it is usual for the employer to cover the course fees.


Foundation Degrees and HNCs/HNDs

We’re completely open about all our costs and payments at Highbury. We want to make sure there will be no hidden charges or nasty little surprises when you least expect them – enabling our students to plan their finances well in advance. That means you can focus on your studies, instead of worrying about money (at least not when it comes to your course!) For full details, or for more information on funding your course – please click here.


Please note: The College reserves the right to change the fees before the start of the course, such a course of action will only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Terms and conditions

Confirmation

In these terms and conditions, the ‘Student’ signifies a person who has applied or enrolled on any type of learning provision offered through Highbury College. These terms apply to all website applications and once enrolled, the Student is deemed to have accepted these terms. Before you apply or enrol please be sure that you're clear about:

  • the level of study
  • the time you'll need
  • how the course fits into your qualification and career development plans
  • the resources you'll need access to
  • your payment options
  • the financial support available to you
  • the English language requirements for your study
  • whether your study plans are appropriate for your country of residence

Convictions

Relevant proceedings or ciminal convictions are only against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature or offences involving unlawfully controlled drugs or substances.  Failure to declare information may result in disclipinary action being taken. If yes, please seek supplementary information from the college before completing.

Payment

You may not be required to pay fees, be eligible for a loan or have financial assistance. For more information please contact our Information Services team on 02392 383131 or click here.

Equality and Diversity

At Highbury College we are committed to fairness and equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all students.

We expect everyone who learns and works with us to treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of individual differences in age, gender, gender identity, race, background, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We aim to provide students with the best possible support. We explain more about the range of our services in our Disability Statement, available on our website and in our centres.

Disclosure of Disability

We want you to enjoy learning with us. If there is anything you wish to tell us, e.g. relating to a disability or medical condition, that may affect your learning or using any of our facilities, please contact the Head of Student Services on 02392 32 8950

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Some of our courses require students to satisfy certain criteria before they enrol. Students should ensure they read all the information on the website about their specific course before enrolling. By enrolling via the Highbury College website, students are confirming they have read these details and meet any enrolment requirements specified on the Course Outline. If you have any concerns or queries about the content of the course or the requirements, please contact the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Course Fees

Current prices are published in our brochure and on the website. These prices are subject to change. The total price quoted is the amount payable in order to secure a course place. The total price includes tuition costs, examination fees, where applicable and in some cases, additional costs which relate to the particular course.

Course Cancellations by Highbury College

Courses usually run as advertised, but Highbury College reserves the right to alter or cancel courses in some cases. Students will be contacted and offered an alternative course if the original course they enrolled on is cancelled or closed by Highbury College. If no suitable alternative is available a refund can be requested.

Cancellation / Transfer Requests from Students

If a Student has enrolled via the Highbury website and wishes to cancel an enrolment or transfer to a different course they should contact Highbury College by emailing: info@highbury.ac.uk or by contacting the Advice and Guidance Team on 02392 38 3131 Option4.

Students will not be entitled to a refund unless the withdrawal from the course is due to exceptional circumstances (evidence maybe required) and then refunds will only be permitted if the withdrawal is within the first third of the course duration. A minimum charge of £50.00 will apply in any event.

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Details

  • Venue Highbury Campus

  • Start Date 01/09/2019

  • Tuition Fee i x Tuition Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £4500

    Registration Fee i x Registration Fee Fees may change. See Costs and Payment for details. £200


Qualification gained

  • BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment