The course is an ideal stepping stone for those with ambitions of working within Construction in a professional, managerial or technical capacity.
To gain the Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Diploma in Construction (Construction) qualification you must achieve a minimum of 120 credits of which 90 are mandatory core units which consist
- Individual Project
- Construction Technology
- Science and Materials
- Construction Practice and Management
- Legal And Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
- Construction Information (Drawing Detailing Specification)
The remainder credits are achieved through optional modules which may include Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out, Principles of Electrical Design and Installation or Building Information Modelling.
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.
The course is delivered through various assignments that cover 120 credits over 2 years (part time) or 1 year (full time). These will be taught through lectures, practical demonstrations and workshops.
You will achieve a HNC Diploma in Construction (Construction).
All modules are assessed by assignments; each unit's assessment is matched to the content of the unit. Each unit can be assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction levels, which are combined at the end of the qualification to give an overall grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction for the qualification.
In order to gain a place on this course, applicants must meet the entry criteria and attend a formal interview. All applications are to be submitted via the college website www.solihull.ac.uk/apply
If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too. https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services
Normally the course enrols students, who are in, or plan to enter, employment and who have reached the minimum age of 18. Students enter with at least one of the following qualifications:
- 4 GCSEs grade C or level 4 and above, plus
- 1 A Level, or 2AS Levels (40 points
- or BTEC National in a relevant construction/engineering qualification
- or an equivalent qualification
Students with existing level 4/5 qualifications may be eligible for some accreditation for prior learning which can be discussed on an individual basis.
Mature students, over the age of 21, with a suitable background or experience may be accepted without formal qualifications. If unsure please come and talk to us. Admission procedures are flexible and friendly.
All students will be invited to interview before an offer is made
As a part time programme you will be expected to attend 1 day per week between the hours of 9-5, for the full time programme attendance is a minimum of 2 days per week. Timetables will be issued to successful applicants prior to induction and enrolment in September/January of the current Academic year (depending on start date).
It is beneficial but not essential to have employment or recent employment history in the sector.
If you are applying for financial help from Student Finance England then you should do this as soon as possible to ensure your funding is in place for the start of your course. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview
If you need support in your application to Student Finance England, Solihull College & University Centre will be able to offer this.
Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
We have a wide selection of library books and electronic books for you to use for this course. There is no set text. You will be expected to supply your own stationery such as folders, paper and pens. A scientific calculator is required and a set of mathematical instruments including a protractor and compass. Connection to the internet is expected, but facilities are available at College to do this if necessary. You need to provide your own safety boots and High visibility jacket suitable for use on highways (i.e. yellow not orange). You will be expected to provide your own transport to site visits but these are usually local with the furthest to attend laboratory trips or local building sites
Costs depend on the direction and ambition of your work. We suggest budgeting approximately £250 for materials and work-books in the first year.
Info about finance bursaries etc. - https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/student-services/
Please read our full terms and conditions https://www.solihull.ac.uk/uni-level-learner/policies-and-applicant-information/
Please note that when you enrol you are accepting that the course content and module descriptions are accurate at the time of publishing and that the course content as described is based on what is possible to deliver under the government advice and social distancing rules at that particular time. In the event of changes made to those rules, by national or local government, the College may need to make further alterations to the published course content. By enrolling with the College, you will be confirming that you are content to proceed with the course as detailed at that time and on the basis that the programme may be subject to reasonable change.
It is possible to gain entrance to the second year, of a three year degree or continue onto a HND in a similar subject area.