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HNC CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
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    SCQF Level:   07

HNC CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

This course is for prospective students, keen on a professional role in the construction industry, or for experienced construction operatives, who are looking to up-skill and enhance their promotion prospects.

The course focuses on the key knowledge required by a construction technician, site supervisor/agent/manager, to provide a strong grounding in construction methods, procedures, organisation and contractual arrangements.

  • What the course includes

     

    You will learn contemporary technical roles, currently required by the construction industry:

     

    • Standard Forms Of Construction Contracts
    • Substructures
    • Domestic Construction
    • Industrial & Commercial Construction Methods
    • Construction Health & Safety
    • Site Administration
    • Computer Aided Draughting (CAD)
    • Building Services Introduction
    • Building Services In Large Buildings
    • Construction Site Surveying
    • Building Measurement & Cost Studies (Quantity Surveying)
    • Construction Materials Testing & Specification
    • Architectural Design
    • Modern Methods & Sustainable Construction
    • Graded Unit Project

Why choose this course?

Access To University

Previous successful students are currently studying a variety of construction disciplines, at Edinburgh Napier, Heriot Watt and Glasgow Caledonian Universities.

 

Employment

Our construction courses provide you with the technical knowledge to give you the edge in applying roles in the industry. West Lothian College has excellent links with local employers and is working in partnership with Winchburgh Development Organisation. Work placements opportunities* will enhance learning and introduce you to industry employers.

 

Professional Development

Upgrade your skill-set to advance your chances of promotion and enhanced salary.

 

Dedicated Teaching Staff

Each of the construction lecturers have extensive, relevant experience in the fields of civil engineering, architectural design and house building.

 

Flexible Delivery

This course is available on a number of delivery modes:

Full Time ( 3 days)

Day release (1 day for two years)

Evening (two evenings per week, for two years)

Entry Requirements

  • NC in a related discipline or
  • Minimum one Higher level pass and relevant passes at Standard Grade or
  • Credit/National 5 in relevant subjects, including science/technology or
  • SVQ in construction or related discipline or
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject or
  • Craft qualification combined with appropriate further study before/along with HNC programme

We consider relevant industrial experience/other qualifications on an individual basis.

  • Where it leads

    Education:

    Further Study - Degree Courses

    Successful completion of the HNC will allow students to apply for Year 2 entry to construction courses at:

     

    Edinburgh Napier University (articulation agreement)

    • BSc Hons Construction and Project Management
    • BSc Hons Quantity Surveying
    • BSc Hons Building Surveying

     

    Glasgow Caledonian University

    • BSc Hons Quantity Surveying
    • BSc Hons Construction Management
    • BSc Hons Building Surveying

    Other Courses Available,

    • BSc Hons Building Services Engineering

     

    Heriot Watt University

    • BSc Hons Construction & Built Environment
    • BSc Hons Construction Project management

    Other Courses Available,

    • BSc Hons Quantity Surveying

     

    Further Study - HND Courses

    Continue studying your chosen field to HND level, at another institution.

    Employment:

    The construction industry is a dynamic, interesting sector with many different, well paid, job roles. Every project differs from the previous one. Communication is key. Knowledge is essential.

     

    An HNC is a recognised qualification which can help you:

    • start your career, as a trainee in a technical role
    • Leave the tools behind and upgrade to a supervisory role
    • advance your career, to a technical role in one of the following fields:

     

    • Construction technician
    • Project manager
    • Quantity surveyor
    • Construction planner
    • Building surveyor
    • Estimator
    • Buyer
    • Sustainability manager
    • Cost consultant
    • Site manager
    • Assistant site agent
    • Supervisor
    • Setting out surveyor
    • Health & Safety manager
    • Clerk of works
    • Building inspector
    • Contracts manager
    • Logistics manager

Interview Arrangements

If we want to interview you, we will email or write to you with the date and time. You should plan to be in college for up to three hours. Bring evidence of any qualifications or employment references.

The interview involves:

  • Arrival, welcome and course overview
  • Individual aptitude tests
  • Individual interview and the chance to discuss the course with two members of staff from the department

Fees, Finance and Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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