What opportunities will this course give me?
The NVQ should enable students to go straight into the second year of some construction degree courses. Alternatively if you decide to continue in employment, your NVQ will open up a range of opportunities. This NVQ qualification also provides entry to many higher level professional qualifications in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Building Surveying, Property Management and Architectural Design. There is also an opportunity to progress to HND level 5 through a further 2 years of study.
What will I be learning?
The content of the course is broad based and covers most standard aspects of building including:
Design Principles & Applications
Science & Materials
Management Principles & Applications
Health, Safety &Welfare
Individual Student Project
Site Surveying Procedures
Why is this course for me?
All course assessments are carried out through a series of assessments, which are marked by your Assessor. This wide coverage of building subjects will allow you to have a better understanding of all aspects of building from design and costing, to contract and construction. The course is focused on the specific needs of the 'contracting' industry and will provide students with the requisite knowledge, concepts, techniques and skills to enable them to effectively fulfil their existing and future managerial responsibilities.
What do I need to sign up?
You must be a minimum age of 18.
Have a good standard of literacy and IT skills.
Appropriate attainment on a previous course of study, eg.
NVQ 3 in a construction related trade, Construction and Built Environment Level 3, National Certificate or prior experience within the Construction Industry.
You must have appropriate employment.
Is there anything else I need to know?
The HNC is offered as a day release programme over 2 years (280 glh per year) and is an essential qualification for those who wish to progress to professional and management level careers within the construction industry. There is an expectation for students to self-study for a minimum of 4 hours per week. You will be taught by experienced construction professional from various disciplines.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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