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HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway)

Course Name 
HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering Pathway)Available for Enquiries

Course Details

Location Castleford Campus
Level Level 4
Start Date Late September and Mid January
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body Pearson Edexcel BTEC
Offering Code HCL4CVE1D000;HCL4CVE1D001
Programme Design and Overview This BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. The design of the programme allows it to be studied full-time over one year, or part-time over two years. The delivery of the programme consists of a number of core units; mandatory units and also optional specialist units.
Indicative Content The four mandatory core units to be studied are 1 Individual Project (Externally-set) 2 Construction Technology 3 Science & Materials 4 Construction Practice & Management The three mandatory specialist units are 6 Construction Information 8 Mathematics for Construction 20 Principles of Structural Design In addition one optional unit will be selected
Delivery Methods

Learning takes place through a combination of formal and informal sessions including practical, resource-based learning activities together with work-based learning. Tutorial back-up relates both to the subject matter and individual mentoring.

You can expect that the tutor to learner ratio will not exceed 1:24 and tends to be concentrated at 1:12. This allows the individual needs of the HE learner to  be met.

, Learning takes place through a combination of formal and informal sessions including practical, resource-based learning activities together with work-based learning. Tutorial back-up relates both to the subject matter and individual mentoring. You can expect that the tutor to learner ratio tends to be concentrated at 1:12. This allows the individual needs of the HE learner to be met. For unit delivery where units are common to other pathways the group size will increase.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme With the exception of the Individual Project where assessment is externally set, assessment is internally set and verified, with external moderation taking place at the end of each academic session. Each unit will be assessed throughout the year and is 70% assignment-based, 20% class exercises, and 10% presentations.
Entry Requirements
  • National Certificate or Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification

or

  • Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course
Attendance Expectations Attendance is one day per week, the day is anticipated to be Tuesday. The day starts at 09:00 and completes at 18:15. The duration of each academic year is 30 weeks
Fee Information

Fees relating to academic year 18/19 will be confirmed around the end of April.

These fees relate to 2017/18

Tuition Fee: £3,300 per year.

Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2016 entry.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.

Financial Support Information

 The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email: hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk

Further Study This course is recognised as a qualification in its own right or can be followed by study of a HND or you may be able to progress to the second year followed by the third year of a degree to obtain an honours degree.
Career Opportunities Civil engineers are employed by a wide range of organisations such as local authorities, building contractors, power companies, environmental agencies and specialist consulting firms.
How to Apply Please complete a part-time HE/Professional application form. If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.
Admissions Process For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website: http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education/he-policies
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at: Additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk

For Further Details For further details please contact Suzanne Black s.black@wakefield.ac.uk
Course Groups (W) Higher Education, ELCAS
Subject Area (W) Construction & Civil Engineering
Client Group (W) 19+, Higher Education
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