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HND Construction
Qualification:
 
Starts:
16/09/2016 
Ends:
30/06/2017 
Weeks:
20 
Days:
Fri 
Study Mode
Full Time 
Assessment:
Coursework 
Level:
Area:
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
CDHCO3A 
 
Entry Requirements
Prospective students will have one of the following: 
  • National Certificate in Construction
  • Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering OR Level 3 Diploma in Construction 

 Students with equivalent qualifications OR experience gained at work may be admitted at the discretion of the course team.

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.
 
 

Construction & Built Environment HND

This course is designed to give you the technical knowledge and skills required for a Higher Technician in the Construction Industry. This qualification has been validated and approved by the Construction Skills Standards and Qualifications Validation Group (SQVG), which represents the Construction and Built Environment Sector.


About the Course

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of construction subjects through lectures, seminars and directed study. Your communication, study skills and analytical skills will be developed through a wide range of assignment tasks, practical sessions and project work. You will develop the learning and study skills appropriate to Higher Education. It is a broad based course to enable students to develop their career in the Construction industry. It is not job specific nor tailored to an individual's current post. You may receive APEL credits for units which you have previously completed as part of another course (eg HNC).

The following professional bodies recognise the qualification to contribute towards their requirements and also meet the requirements of the Engineering Council (UK) - Standards for Professional Engineering Competence:

  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


Key Units

The following units will be studied:

Core Units -

  • Design principles and application for construction and the built environment
  • Science and materials for construction and the built environment
  • Applied mathematics for construction and the built environment
  • Management principles and applications for construction and the built environment
  • Group project in the construction industry
  • Health, safety and welfare for construction and the built environment

Specialist Units -
  • Construction and maintenance of buildings
  • Conversion and adaptation of buildings
  • Building Control Procedures and Legislation
  • IT Applications for Construction
  • Personal and professional development
  • Project design, implementation and evaluation
  • Research project
  • Work-based experience
  • Measuring, tendering and estimating for construction and the built environment
  • Project management for construction and the built environment

Specialist units may be subject to change

We also have an intake in February 2017.



Entry Requirements

Prospective students will have one of the following: 

  • National Certificate in Construction
  • Level 3 Diploma in Civil Engineering OR Level 3 Diploma in Construction 

 Students with equivalent qualifications OR experience gained at work may be admitted at the discretion of the course team.

All applicants who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English must have an IELTS score of level 5.5 or above with a minimum of 5.0 for individual sections.


Assessment

Coursework.


Where does this Lead

The course leads you to top up to an honours degree in a related discipline at local Universities such as Sheffield Hallam University, Huddersfield University or Derby University, as well as further afield. Students can also progress in or enter employment within the industry including careers such as Construction Management, Surveying and Civil Engineering.


Tell Me More

Attendance:
Students study for 9 hours, 1 day per week (usually Mondays) and are expected to spend approximately 18 hours per week on self-study. Feedback is given during tutorials after marking of assignments.


Please click the following link for information regarding fees: http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/courses/uni-level-fees

If you have any further queries please email the HE Unit via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk, leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query.


Extra Costs

Students should ensure that they have home access to a computer and the internet.