Construction in the Built Environment Higher National Certificate

Course description

The Higher National qualifications in Construction and The Built Environment are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the construction and the built environment sector and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in construction and the built environment. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the construction and the built environment sector, the Higher Nationals in Construction and The Built Environment give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Entry requirements

Candidates will need to be aged 18 years or over on or before 31 August of the academic year the course commences. You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points. Candidates should have a National Certificate in Building Studies or equivalent, or have relevant industrial experience, and be practising in this discipline at an equivalent level.

This course is aimed at learners who already have a level 3 qualification (i.e. A2s, extended/subsidiary diploma, Access to HE) or a strong portfolio of work. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or equivalent. We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate ability to study this subject at university level, and who can evidence relevant experience. Due to the nature of this programme you may be invited to attend an interview or audition. Where necessary other means of interview/audition (i.e. telephone, web based, CD/DVD) can be arranged.

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