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HNC in Building Services Engineering

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length1.5 Years
  3. Type of CoursePart Time
  4. Week Commencing02-09-2019
  5. Annual Fee£3967

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The Details

Higher National Certificates are specialist vocational programmes linked to professional body requirements and national occupational standards where appropriate, with a strong workrelated emphasis.

This qualification builds a strong foundation in the key concepts and practical skills required by employers in the building services sector and are recognised nationally by employers.

There is a strong emphasis on HVAC and electrical building services design alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding of building services.

Modules include:

  • Building Services General
  • Safety in Construction
  • Analytical Methods
  • Personal Skills 1 (Communication and Research)
  • Electrical Design
  • Refrigeration Design
  • Thermofluids
  • 2D CAD.

    Other Important Info

  • A wide range of learning and assessment experiences are provided throughout the course. The emphasis is upon student-centred and industry-relevant methods of teaching
  • Students will usually wish to purchase textbooks although there are extensive library and online resources available.
  • Ceremony costs apply for those wishing to attend the graduation
  • The modules are internally assessed using a variety of methods and styles as appropriate to each module. Assessment methods include assignments, research projects, problemsolving case studies, practical tasks, group work, oral presentations, time-constrained assignments and formal examinations
  • This programme is validated by the University of Greenwich.

    Future Prospects

    Successful completion can benefit the pursuit of a career goal as a technician or professional working in the building services engineering sector, or as a project manager, estimator or services design technician. You may also want to continue onto the HND in Building Services Design Engineering (Top-up).

    Entry Requirements

    You will need one of the following:

  • Equivalent of 80 UCAS points (under the new tariff) from A-levels (including minimum grade C/grade 4 in maths)
  • A BTEC National Certificate (minimum MMM grade)
  • An Extended Diploma (minimum MMM grade)
  • A GNVQ (Advanced) in a relevant discipline
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma.

    Mature candidates who do not meet the above criteria may still be admitted to the course subject to an interview with the programme director. The interview includes an admissions test for English and maths.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      James Allan

      I chose to do study Building Services Design Engineering as I want to learn new skills and find out what is involved in building services engineering. So far we have covered electrical wiring and cabling designs and have learnt how to use AutoCAD 2D and some 3D. We have also done freehand drawings. My favourite topic has been ...