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Full Time Higher National Certificate in Construction ARU

Peterborough Regional College

HNC (Higher National Certificate) , Uncategorised

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Course Information Title: Higher National Certificate in Construction (ARU) Level: H Category: Construction Curriculum Area: Construction Professional Course Length Year 1 of the HNC is to be delivered on a Tuesday. The course dates for Year 1 are; Start Autumn Term: Week Commencing 21st September 2009. Finish Autumn Term: Week Commencing 14th December 2009. Start Spring Term: Week Commencing 25th January 2010. Finish Spring Term: Week Commencing 26th March 2010. Start Summer Term: Week Commencing 19th April 2010. Finish Summer Term: Week Commencing 18th june 2010. Level HNC Construction - Level 4 Who is it for? This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to be employed as a professional in the construction industry as the course has considerable standing as a requirement for career development. The course covers a number of topics such as law, management principles, construction technology and design, surveying and AutoCAD. Interview / Skills Assessment Yes An informal interview is required with the tutor before joining this course. What will I need? Either a National Certificate / Diploma in Building Studies / Construction or appropriate A Levels (which may require extra study in construction related modules, at course team's discretion) What is covered? Year 1 Part Time ?? HNC Construction An Introduction to Technology & Design The assessment of this module is based on a number of projects. One is based on the property the students live in. The students have to measure and draw a plan and elevation of the property followed by a detailed analysis of all the component parts of services to and inside the property. The design aspect of the module involves students working in groups to design and construct a structure within a budget. The structure is then loaded to failure and the mode of failure is observed Contextual Skills for the Built Environment Students are given multiple tasks to perform in this module which help to develop specific skills contextually. For example part of the tasks is to produce and annotate a final survey drawing, following practical surveying work, using commercial Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, which is to be presented in a style appropriate to industry. Students are also introduced to Personal Development Planning (PDP) and submit a reflective report as assessment. Year 2 Part Time ?? HNC Construction Built Environment & the Economy The module introduces the student to the complications of the present day structure of the building and development industry including the roles of the leading participants and the development of the organisation by examining the historic growth of the systems up to the present day situation. Students will also gain an understanding of basic microeconomic and macroeconomic principles and how they impact on firms in the Built Environment. Assessment is by coursework and examination. Civil Law and Management Students will gain an understanding of civil law and management concepts and their application in the construction industry. Students will be expected to solve problems and present solutions to a number of case studies. How is the course assessed? Assessments follow a diverse range of formats which emphasise the importance of practice and theory and the relationship between them. These include reflective reports, design exercises, coursework exercises, examinations, assignments, personal development plans, multi-choice tests, and analytical reports. Practical assessment is an importance feature of the curriculum and will be demonstrated through the use of activities that are undertaken as necessary to meet performance requirements within each of the modules. Such activity will include; surveying exercises undertaken by discreet groups along with laboratory experiments. Both of these practical activities will utilise equipment recently purchased through capital investment within the curriculum area by the college. This combination of both formative and summa

Course Information Title: Higher National Certificate in Construction (ARU) Level: H Category: Construction Curriculum Area: Construction Professional Course Length Year 1 of the HNC is to be delivered on a Tuesday. The course dates for Year 1 are; Start Autumn Term: Week Commencing 21st September 2009. Finish Autumn Term: Week Commencing 14th December 2009. Start Spring Term: Week Commencing...

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