A minimum of two passes at A Level, plus four passes at GCSE (grades A–C or grade 4 and above), including Maths and English Language and a science subject.
Or a National Certificate or Diploma with MM or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications, plus English and maths at grade C or above and a science subject.
For Students returning to education, other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration when processing applications. Also an international equivalent of the above will be considered.
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.
The course is aimed at students who completed L3 construction and the built environment qualification and L3 plumbing or Electrical installation qualification and wanting to continue their education through applied learning to gain the experience of the breadth and depth of the building services sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight to progression to HND at L5 and to a degree at Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the sector.
The course duration is 2 years as Part Time and will cover the following units:
Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry.
Construction Technology- It cover technological concepts used to enable the construction of building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations.
Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management.
Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations.
Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation- to understand the principles of design, sizing and specification of non-domestic heating systems and components using skills like adaptability & resilience.
Construction Information- to develop an awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process including drawing, detailing, CAD, BIM, schedules, specifications, BoQ.
To cover the required Guided Learning (GL) hours you will study 7.5 supervised hours per week to cover 6 hours theory, 1 hours practical activities and 0.5 hour tutorial for a 2 years to cover the activities below:
74% classroom based teaching
20% workshop and laboratory experiments
Other 11.25 independent and unsupervised hours per week will be offered to contribute to the Total Learning (TL) hours as below.
5 hours working on assignment (22.5%)
2.5 hours research/ learning (11%)
1.25 hours compilation of evidences (5.5%)
The course is assessed using 15 written assignments during the 2 years course. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment but the remaining 14 assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 4:1
The course provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level including L5 HND and L6 an Honours degree University (subject to grades). Areas for progression to higher level may include Building Service Engineering, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, or Architectural Technology (subjected to entry guidelines and prerequisite subjects or a foundation year).
The qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the employer and the professional bodies like CIBSE, CIPHE, and CIOB. The qualification will enhance the career prospects of those who undertake the course and gain access to jobs in construction and the built environment as Building Services Engineering Technician, Heating/Cooling System Designer/ Installer, Electrical System Designer/Installer, and Acoustics Designer.
Home student: £3,809
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