HNC – Construction & the Built Environment

HNC – Construction & the Built Environment

HNC – Construction & the Built Environment

Who Attends
This HNC Construction & the Built Environment Programme is intended for those students who wish to pursue a career in higher professional / technician level. The variety of disciplines covered allows learners to explore different specialist areas and identify a career that best matches their individual strengths and aspirations. The course content is delivered by highly qualified tutors, all from industry and experienced in a variety of construction disciplines to create a strong climate of support.

Overview
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment provides a specialist work-related Programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the construction sector. The Programme is recognised by professional bodies such as CABE Chartered Association Building Engineers and CIOB Chartered Institute of Builders which enables learners to become student members of these institutions.

Assessment
You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

You will be required to produce a Portfolio of Evidence showing how you have met the performance and knowledge criteria for each unit required within the qualification, as directed by your assessor.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding:

  • Be able to describe and examine a range of key concepts, principles and theoretical approaches and evaluate their effective application in the construction industry.
  • Analyse the relative importance of relevant construction issues and their future applications.
  • Analyse the relative importance of relevant issues and their future applications.
  • Select and evaluate ICT applications appropriate to the relative construction discipline and carry out particular tasks for that discipline.
  • Analyse working relationships and interactions and evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses within a professional context.

Subject-specific skills:

  • Analyse strategies and assess environmental sustainability.
  • Identify and agree project requirements and co-ordinate the project development process.
  • Investigate and assess factors affecting potential developments.
  • Assess the financial and cost factors affecting development projects.
  • Develop, prepare, and agree project designs and communication.
  • Implement procurement and installation processes.
  • Plan construction and installation operations.
  • Control work and manage project completion.
  • Investigate questions and problems of non-routine and unfamiliar nature and devise solutions for specific construction problems.
  • Manage teams and develop good working relationships and professional practice.

Generic Skills:

  • Evaluate the appropriateness of various methods of knowledge acquisition and select appropriate research methods.
  • Evaluate a range of sources, including current research, draw on evidence to reflect and evaluate competing explanations to draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Select and evaluate strategies to encourage and improve leadership, interpersonal relations, group dynamics and self-development.
  • Select and effectively use a range of appropriate means of communication including information technology.

Progression
This Higher National Certificate provides a nationally recognised qualification offering career progression development for those already employed in the construction industry and opportunities to secure employment for those who are not.

 

  • Programme Structure


    INDIVIDUAL PROJECT: R/615/1387 - L4 - 15 CREDITS:

    By the end of this unit, a student will be able to:

    • Formulate a project that will provide a solution to an identified problem
    • Manage a project within agreed timescales and specification, documenting the process throughout
    • Evaluate potential project management solutions
    • Produce a project report and deliver a presentation of the final project outcomes


    CONSTRUCTION PRACTISE & MANAGEMENT: R/615/1390 – L4 – 15 CREDITS:

    By the end of this unit, a student will be able to:
    • Describe the construction industry with reference to company structures and other activities
    • Explain different types of construction companies in the market and their relationships within the tendering process.
    • Discuss the key stages in a construction project, and how Building Information Modelling informs the different stages
    • Analyse how the construction industry has developed suitable collaboration strategies in support of greater recognition of Health & Safety.


    LEGAL AND STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONSTRUCTION: Y/615/1391 – L4 - 15 CREDITS:

    By the end of this unit, a student will be able to:
    • Evaluate construction information to determine quality requirements
    • Prepare a report on defects and recommended remedial actions
    • Assess a pre-construction Health & Safety plan for a given construction project, in relation to local and national regulations
    • Discuss methods for evaluating and improving the performance of site staff.


    TENDER & PROCUREMENT: J/615/1399 – L4 - 15 CREDITS:

    By the end of this unit, a student will be able to:
    • Discuss the term Building Information Modelling in the context of local, national, and global developments in the construction industry
    • Describe the basic concepts surrounding Building Information Modelling
    • Discuss the differences in purpose between Building Information Modelling and its associated outcomes, and traditional forms of construction information
    • Assess ways in which the design and construction process of an asset influences the way that asset is managed and maintained.


    CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION (drawing, detailing, specification): D/615/1392 – L4 – 15 CREDITS:

    By the end of this unit, a student will be able to:
    • Evaluate different types of construction information in the context of diverse project types
    • Develop construction drawings, details, schedules and specifications in support of a given construction project
    • Interpret different types of construction information in order to explain a construction project
    • Assess ways in which construction professionals collaborate in the production of construction information.


    SCIENCE & MATERIALS: D/615/1389 – L4 – 15 CREDITS

    By the end of this unit, a student will be able to:
    • Review health & safety regulations and legislation associated with the storage, handling and use of materials on a construction site
    • Discuss the environmental and sustainability factors which can impact on and influence the material choices for a construction project
    • Present material choices for a given building using performance properties, experimental data, sustainability, and environmental consideration
    • Evaluate the performance of a given building in respect of its human comfort requirements.


    CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY: Y/615/1388 - CORE L4 - CREDITS 15:

    By the end of this unit, a student will be able to:
    • Describe the construction industry with reference to company structures and other activities
    • Explain different types of construction companies in the market and their relationships within the tendering process
    • Discuss the key stages in a construction project, and how Building Information Modelling informs the different stages
    • Analyse how the construction industry has developed suitable collaboration strategies in support of greater recognition of Health & Safety.

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