Construction

Civil Engineering

HNC
Leaflet Code: CR28848FT


Overview

*Subject to Validation*

The Level 4 units for this qualification lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different civil engineering functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.
Students will gain a wide range of construction knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.
By the end of Level 4, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction and civil engineering. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of construction.

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2024

Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are UCEN Manchester alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject


• 48 UCAS points

• GCSE English Language and Mathematics A* to C or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)

• An Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution

• Other related level 3 qualifications

• A-Levels which demonstrate strong performance in a relevant subject

• BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment

Student to attend an interview and assessment to determine their suitability and capability. Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.


Unit 1: Construction Design Project (Pearson-set) ( credits)

Unit 17: Civil Engineering Technology ( credits)

Unit 19: Principles of Structural Design ( credits)

Unit 2: Construction Technology ( credits)

Unit 3: Science & Materials ( credits)

Unit 4: The Construction Environment ( credits)

Unit 5: Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction ( credits)

Unit 8: Mathematics for Construction ( credits)

Assessments are carried out via assignments that will take on different forms depending on the unit you will be studying. These will include written reports, essays, research, portfolios and presentations.

All the books required for the course are available from the library. However, you may choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop which is highly recommended. Estimated costs for a laptop/desktop are £300. Materials are provided online, and assignments are submitted electronically. However, you might also wish to print other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.