Architectural Technology HNC (HTQ)
This industry standard HNC qualification is well recognised by employers and provides a variety of topics to offer a well-rounded understanding of all areas of construction.
- Course Type University Level / Higher Technical Education
- Subject Area Construction and the Built Environment - HTE
- Qualification Higher National Certificate (HNC)
- Study Mode: Part Time Only
- Course Level Level 4
- Location Future Skills Centre
- Course Length Part time: two years - one day per week
- Start Date September Yearly
- Day One day per week
- Fee £3,898 (part time)
The Level 4 units lay the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different architectural technology functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.
This industry standard qualification is well recognised by employers and provides a variety of topics to offer a well-rounded understanding of all areas of construction. It is ideal if you are already employed in the construction sector. You will study eight units, with an emphasis on higher level construction techniques, design and management of the construction process as well as how services are incorporated into building and the legal aspects of construction. You will have opportunities to put your theoretical knowledge into practice on site visits and in practical sessions in our purpose-built Construction Training Centre.
Students will gain a wide range of construction knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace.
You will take part in off campus site visits and undertake practical sessions in the concrete and geotechnical laboratory and use surveying equipment. You will also be involved in small group projects and individual research. Assignments are structured to allow use of evidence from your work related activities and industry experience. Some units may require you to sit phase tests and end of unit tests.
Modules (for guidance only):
- Construction Design Project
- Construction Technology
- The Construction Environment
- Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
- Digital Applications for Construction Information
- Building Information Modelling
- Principles of Refurbishment
- Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
This course may be studied as part of a Higher Apprenticeship, please contact our Apprenticeship team.
Click here to view the latest Student Handbook for this course: HNC Construction Handbook
This programme is awarded by BTEC.
- Entry Requirements
This programme is an excellent progression option from the successful completion of the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in Construction. Preference will be given to merit grade students. Students with relevant industry experience will also be considered eligible.
Future Skills Centre, with access to Learning Resource Centres, study areas, cafe, computer suites and well equipped Construction Laboratory (materials, structures, fluid mechanics, building services).
- Additional Costs
Drawing equipment is required and course books are available but not compulsory. You must provide safety boots.
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