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HNC Architectural Technology for England (2023)

Course Name 
Pearson BTEC HNC Architectural Technology L4Available for applications (HE)
Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 4
Start Date

September or January


18-24 months

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body

Pearson BTEC

Course Overview

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Architectural Technology for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

Having 'for England' in the title means this qualification is designed to meet the requirements of specific Occupational Standards. Meeting the requirements of the Occupational Standards relates to:

  • Qualifications that are ‘quality marked’ as Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQ).
  • Qualifications that meet the knowledge, skills, and behaviours for identified job roles that are associated with the relevant Occupational Standards.

You’ll learn 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.

What You Will Study

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. The total guided learning hours for Higher National Certificate (HNC) = 480 hours.

Activity to support guided learning will be 90% classroom-based learning supervised by a tutor with 10% live e-learning supervised by a tutor.

The content of the programme is specified by Pearson with four units delivered in each of the years 1 and 2:

  • Construction Technology/ Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Construction Environment/ Digital Applications for Construction Information
  • Building Information Modelling/ Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
  • Principles of Refurbishment/Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment takes place throughout the academic year to assess how you have applied the knowledge. It is anticipated that the breakdown for assessment will be: 10% class exercise; 20% presentation; 70% assignment work.

Entry Requirements

For students who have recently been in education, the entry requirements are to include one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and The Built Environment.
  • A Level at Grade E or above in more than one relevant subject.

 This needs to be supported by GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (or equivalent) in English and Maths.

Other entry qualifications that will be considered are:

  • Other related Level 3 qualifications.
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution.
  • Related work experience.
  • An international equivalent of the above.
Attendance Expectations

Attendance is one day per week which is expected to be Tuesday.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:

£3,475 per year

Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Construction & Civil Engineering
Client Group (W) Higher Education
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Information last amended: 24 April 2024 14:31

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