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Construction And The Built Environment HNC Level 4


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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Construction and the Built Environment HNC (Year 1)05/10/202021/06/2022Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)


  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)

Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21

Advanced Learning Loan - Information on ways to fund your level 3 or above qualification - Details Here

More information about this Course

Course Overview
You will spend the two years of the programme on a block release basis whilst undertaking structured industrial training with your sponsoring company if you work within the construction industry. The 8 units of study include: An Individual Project; Construction Technology; Science & Materials; Construction Practice & Management; Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction; Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification); Mathematics for Construction; Building Information Modelling (BIM). The unit selection is made by the college, but can be changed to suit industry requirements.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is to include 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 equivalent) ? Other related Level 3 qualifications ? An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution ? An international equivalent of the above For students who have not recently been in education, related work experience will also be considered.

How Long Is The Course?
This is a 2 year block release course. Attendance of 6 x 1 week blocks in year 1 and 6 x 1 week blocks in year 2.

What Will I Learn?
The programme aims to: Prepare you for a range of technical, professional and management careers in construction. It provides specialised studies that are directly relevant to individual vocations and professions that you are currently working in or wish to work in. It will enable you to make an immediate contribution in your employment. You will learn a variety of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

How Will I Learn?
An exciting, varied and challenging approach to learning is adopted throughout the course, including directed research linked to projects, practical skill based sessions, seminars, lectures and tutorials. Our aim is to assist you in your learning and for you to acquire learning skills that will benefit you now and in the future. Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals are supported by a specially designed range of digital resources, to ensure that you have the best possible experience during your course. These are available from the HN Global website The college also provides online content for the course and online access to assignment submissions and grades.

How Will I Be Assessed?
The HNC units are assessed through coursework. This will take the form of case studies, assignments, presentations and work-based projects. Each unit will have specific deadlines for individual tasks throughout each academic year. Each completed piece of assessed work is marked and graded at either pass, merit or distinction.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
This HNC can lead to an HND in Construction and the Built Environment and/or a BSc (Honours) in a construction related degree one of the following: commercial management, quantity surveying, civil engineering, building surveying, building services engineering, architectural technology, construction management and economics. Depending on the HNC pathway followed, the course provides the academic base for professional membership of the following Professional Bodies: Institution of Civil Engineers Institution of Structural Engineers Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Chartered Institute of Building Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers

Attendance Mode
Block Release

£3,755 in year one and £3,575 in year two.

Course Type
Higher Education

Subject Area