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HNC in Construction

81P542/A-1920
  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length1.5 Years
  3. Type of CoursePart Time
  4. Week Commencing09-09-2019
  5. Annual Fee£3967

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The Details

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

This qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the construction sector and is recognised nationally by employers.

There is a strong emphasis on practical skills development, alongside the development of knowledge and understanding of construction.

If you are working within the construction field or have ambitions of progressing into a professional, managerial or technical role, then this is the qualification for you.

The course will include the following modules:

Core modules:

  • Analytical Methods
  • Building Construction (A)
  • Personal Skills 1 (Communication and Research)
  • Safety in Construction
  • Science and Materials.

    Other modules:
  • Building Services
  • Construction Management
  • Site Surveying Procedures.

    Other Important Info

  • Typical lessons will involve research-based activities, individual and group projects, practical exercises and presentations
  • Coursework is the main method of assessment but you may also be required to take some tests and exams depending on the modules studied
  • Ceremony costs apply for those wishing to attend the graduation
  • This programme is validated by the University of Greenwich.

    Future Prospects

    Successful students have the opportunity to continue onto the HND in Construction 90 Credit (Top-up).

    Entry Requirements

    You will need one of the following:

  • 80 UCAS points (under the new tariff) from A-levels (including a minimum C grade in maths or a science subject)
  • A BTEC National Certificate (minimum MMM grade)
  • An Extended Diploma (minimum MMM grade)
  • A GNVQ (Advanced) in a relevant subject
  • 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 1084 careers interviews in 2016-2017! 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...

      Joe Hunt

      I chose Construction as it’s an industry I’ve always been interested in. I love civil engineering as I like to know how things go together, and how that can be transferred to a real world situation. I chose a higher apprenticeship because it’s a lot easier to take further if I wanted to do a level 6 degree, it’s got good ...