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Qualification name Higher National Certificate in Construction
Qualification level 4
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Part-time
Course start date 13th September 2022
Cost £3,750.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

If you are employed as a technician, in management or in designing HVAC systems in the building services sector within the construction and the built environment industry, this two-year course is an ideal way of moving your career forward. The HNC is an established qualification and is recognised by industry professionals and professional bodies - in the case of building services, it is the CIBSE. Building services engineers play a key role in the architecture of a building project, having significant influence in assessing the energy demands and sustainability of a building. Within the sector, exciting opportunities are emerging in areas such as sustainability, low carbon technologies, energy management and renewable energy. Building services engineers therefore play a significant role in combating climate change and advising clients and architects on meeting current regulations. Working in the industry and studying at the same time will require you to have good time management and organisational skills. However, it should also offer you the opportunity to utilise the skills you have learned in your professional practice through problem-based learning. Your own industrial practice will be a welcome asset to promote experiential learning and peer support throughout the course.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You should be employed in the building services industry and hold at least one of the following: A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and The Built Environment A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or the equivalent) Other related Level 3 qualifications An Access to Higher

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Year one: Construction technology Science and materials Principles of alternative energy Mathematics for construction Year two: Construction practice and management Principles of heating services design and installation Principles of ventilation and air conditioning design and installation Individual project You will need to complete eight units from the above suite, with seven mandatory units and one optional unit which wil

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You will undertake technical assignments where you will have the opportunity to solve technical problems closely aligned with industrial building services and construction scenarios and offering you the chance to learn and demonstrate your knowledge. Alongside the technical assignments, you will undertake professional presentations, course work and projects both individually and as part of a team. You will have access to staff who have experience of the industry and who boast&nb

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You will undertake technical assignments where you will have the opportunity to solve technical problems closely aligned with industrial building services and construction scenarios and offering you the chance to learn and demonstrate your knowledge. Alongside the technical assignments, you will undertake professional presentations, course work and projects both individually and as part of a team. You will have access to staff who have experience of the industry and who boast&nb


You could progress to a HND or to a BSc/BEng degree in a related construction discipline, drawing on the broad knowledge base you will have gained from your two years of study.


We would encourage you to become a member of CIBSE at licentiate level.

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Name DERBY COLLEGE @ THE ROUNDHOUSE
Address Roundhouse Road
Pride Park
Derby
Derbyshire
DE24 8JE
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Email enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk
Phone 0800 028 0289
Website https://www.derby-college.ac.uk

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