HND Diploma Construction and the Built Environment

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HND Diploma Construction and the Built Environment

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Summary:

This is designed for aspiring higher technicians who are already working in the Construction Industry and want to continue studying on a day release programme. The course may also be suitable for those seeking a career in the construction industry.

Course Code: F0026 Course Length: 2 years Course Schedule: 1 day a week Entry Requirements:

BTEC National Certificate with MM and 138 points minimum, or 2 relevant A Levels plus 4 GCSEs (A-C), including maths or Access course with industrial experience or Advanced Diploma in CBE with grade C in CBE and grade M in ASL.

Mature students with a relevant industrial background may also be considered subject to interview.

Assessment:

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Summary:

This is designed for aspiring higher technicians who are already working in the Construction Industry and want to continue studying on a day release programme. The course may also be suitable for those seeking a career in the construction industry.

Course Code: F0026 Course Length: 2 years Course Schedule: 1 day a week Entry Requirements:

BTEC National Certificate with MM and 138 points minimum, or 2 relevant A Levels plus 4 GCSEs (A-C), including maths or Access course with industrial experience or Advanced Diploma in CBE with grade C in CBE and grade M in ASL.

Mature students with a relevant industrial background may also be considered subject to interview.

Assessment:

A mix of in-course assigments and project work.

Academic Progression:

A degree course, plus opportunity to progress to membership of professional bodies. The UEA, in partnership with the College, has developed a bridging programme and a BA (Hons) Professional Studies progression route for holders of the BTEC HND.

Career Progression:

The course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a variety of interesting and rewarding careers in construction.

Full Description:

CORE UNITS :

Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built

Environment

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the design process and how the planning and design phases are coordinated and managed.

Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with an understanding of the properties, structural behaviour and use of construction materials, and develops the skills needed to use scientific principles to solve construction problems.

Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop skills in using analytical methods and statistics to solve construction and engineering problems.

Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to understand management principles and their application to the construction and built environment sector.

Group Project in the Construction Industry

This unit provides learners with an opportunity to develop the skills needed to devise and implement a project scope and scheme of work, and evaluate and present the project.

Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit enables learners to develop an understanding of health, safety and welfare legislation and effective health and safety policies. Learners will develop the skills needed to undertake risk assessments.

SPECIALIST UNITS:

Construction and Maintenance of Buildings

This unit enables learners to gain an understanding of how the techniques of site investigation and evaluation can influence the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and their substructures.

Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit develops an understanding of the principles of site surveying and cartographic detailing of construction works and the skills to use site surveying instruments, alongside an understanding of the software available.

Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to gain knowledge of the roles, responsibilities and activities of the parties and organisations involved in contractual procedures and the procurement of building projects.

Computer-aided Design for Construction

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to produce two- and three-dimensional drawings using industry-standard computer-aided design (CAD) software.

Building Control Procedures and Legislation

This unit enables learners to develop their understanding of the principles of building control systems and their knowledge of the statutory regulations and procedures for enforcing building control regulations.

Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings

This unit enables learners to understand the feasibility of modifying buildings for specific purposes and develop skills to produce drawings, specifications and construction plans to modify buildings using design briefs.

Building Services Design, Installation and Maintenance in Construction

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles that underpin the design, installation and maintenance of building services in domestic, industrial and commercial buildings.

Personal and Professional Development

This unit aims to help the learner become an effective and confident self-directed employee. This helps the learner become confident in managing own personal and professional skills to achieve personal and career goals.

Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment

This unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles and application of project management in the construction and built environment sector.

Research Project

This unit aims to develop learners’ skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their Higher Education programme and professional development.

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