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Part Time Higher National Certificate in Building Services Engineering (Electrical Installation)

Croydon College

HNC (Higher National Certificate) , Building Services Engineering

Course Description

MODE OF STUDY PT HE LEVEL 1 DURATION 2 years START DATE(S) September DAY(S)TIME(S) OFFERED 1 day per week 9am-5pm, day to be advised TOTAL FEE . TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE . ADDITIONAL COSTS To be advised AWARDINGVALIDATION BODY EdexcelLondon Qualifications ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have met one of the following entry requirements: BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area GCE A Level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject area. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at level A*C in Mathematics and one of the Sciences other related Level 3 qualifications an Access to Higher Education award Certificate awarded by an approved Further Education institution relevant work experience. More mature learners may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience andor achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Applicants whose qualifications do not conform to the standard entry requirements detailed above will be considered on merit. Relevant experience will be taken into account and full recognition will also be given to the principle of Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning AP(E)L. All applicants will be required to attend an interview and undertake an initial assessment. PROGRAMME CONTENTSTRUCTURE What can I expect on the course? The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a specialist vocational course. The qualification will provide you with a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Building Services sector. The HNC is nationally recognised by employers allowing progression directly into employment or onto a Degree. The course is a practitioner (skills-based) course based on core areas that analyse the building energy requirement in terms of the external environment and internal space and the effect of the built environment on energy resources. It considers the principles and analysis of associated building engineering systems, leading to the understanding of control, simulation and modelling techniques. How is the course structured? The course is made up of ten units six core units, which everyone takes, and four specialist units. The specialist units enable you to study particular areas in depth. At least five of the ten units you select must be at (H2) level (see What subjects will I study?). How will I be assessed? Each unit is internally assessed and graded by lecturers. Grades awarded are pass, merit or distinction. There is no overall grade awarded for this qualification. What subjects will I study? You will study these six core units: Analytical Methods (H1) Design Principles and Applications (H1) Group Project (H2) Health, Safety and Welfare (H2) Management Principles and Applications (H2) Service Science (H1) Electrical Building Fire Protection and Security (H1) Building Management Systems (H2) Electrical and Electronic Control Principles (H1)* Electrical Installation A (H1)* Electrical Installation B (H2) Electrical Theory (H2) Engineering Mathematics (H2)# Lighting Applications (H1) Power Supplies to Buildings (H2) Quality Assurance and Control (H2)# Services Project Management (H2)# # You need to select one unit of these. * These two units have a value of half,and should be taken together to make one unit. NB: Not all unit options are available and are subject to change. PROGRESSIONCAREERS OPPORTUNITIES What are the career opportunities? This qualification is highly regarded by the Building Services industry and can open doors to careers with design consultants and contractors, where you could be working on major building projects around the world or helping to run a wide variety of buildings, from hospitals to banking headquarters. You will be shown how to design a wide range of services such as heating, air conditioning, lighting and fire fighting systems, all with an emphasis on health, safety and the environment.

MODE OF STUDY PT HE LEVEL 1 DURATION 2 years START DATE(S) September DAY(S)TIME(S) OFFERED 1 day per week 9am-5pm, day to be advised TOTAL FEE . TOTAL OVERSEAS FEE . ADDITIONAL COSTS To be advised AWARDINGVALIDATION BODY EdexcelLondon Qualifications ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants will have met one of the following entry requirements: BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in an appropriate area GCE...

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