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Construction and the Built Environment - Building Services Engineering pathway (Level 4) - Full-time

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Course outline

These exciting new courses are designed to equip students with construction and the built environment skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global construction and the built environment sector.

There is a strong emphasis on employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. Programme content is designed to be appropriate for entry to or progression within the construction sector and to enable students to progress onto higher-level study.

HNC core modules:

  • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
  • Construction Technology
  • Science and Materials
  • Construction Practice and Management

Building Services Engineering specialist mandatory units:

  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation
  • Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation

Specialist optional units:

  • Select one or two units to make up to 120 credits of study

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: BSE1
UCAS

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions
664 Nuthall Road
Basford
Nottingham
NG8 6AQ

Start: 1st February 2021

Tuition fee: £8,250

Fees shown are based on 2020/21 and are per year. 2021/22 fees are yet to be confirmed.

Course code: C034768 / Q034769

Qualification

Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment (Construction) - awarded by Edexcel.

Duration

1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Assessment

Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This may include:

  • Essays and reports
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Research and analytical projects
  • Oral and practical assessments
Progression

From the HNC, you can progress to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, and then on to the second or third year of an Honours degree in a construction-related discipline (such as a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering or similar).

Graduates could go on to seek work in construction and project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, site engineering and architectural technology.

Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands

- 2018/19 National Student Survey