HND In Building Services Engineering (60 Credits Per Year) Year 1
The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Building Services Engineering and the Built Environment is a two-year, part-time distance learning programme. This course is designed as a 'top up' from the two-year part-time Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
This programme is delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) where your assignments are issued with deadlines. The assignments will be accompanied by learning resources to get you started. This flexible programme of study allows you to fit your learning around your work and home life, ideal for anybody unable to commit to attending College for a full day each week.
You will need to allow a minimum of five hours per week to complete this course. However, you will also be expected to attend some workshop tutorials (dates to be confirmed at the start of the course).
You will be supported in your independent studies through weekly tutorials online or in person with our highly experienced lecturers who have both practical and academic experience within construction management and quantity surveying.
The course is aligned with professional body requirements and provides a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineering, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
It is designed to give you knowledge and understanding of how new and traditional technologies, management systems and scientific concepts affect the planning, design and production of construction projects. You will also learn how to manage health, safety and welfare during the design and production of buildings, and will develop your ability to work independently and as part of a team on projects.
Through our Virtual Learning Environment, you will be able to access video editing programmes and Microsoft 365 for free.
All applicants will be interviewed over the telephone or in person to discuss their qualifications, experience and any other related issues.
You will need a Higher National Certificate in Building Services Engineering.
We also welcome applicants who lack institutional qualifications. All such applicants will be interviewed and may be set an appropriate piece of work upon which a judgement will be made, taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.
You will need to be aged 18 or over at the beginning of the course.
What will you learn?
It is taken that applicants will already have achieved an eight-unit HNC and need to ‘top-up’ to the 16-unit HND.
Please note that the programme will change depending on what units you have achieved for the HNC.
Modules may be discussed prior to starting the course.
How will you learn?
You will learn on-site
What will you need to bring with you?
Drawing equipment such as an A3 drawing board, 30-60 and 45 degree set squares, scale rule and 0.5 mechanic pencil would be advantageous but not essential.
For voice-over PowerPoint presentations you will need access to a microphone. Access to video recording equipment such as a SMART phone will also be advantageous.
Computer with internet access (with the ability to run AutoCAD Architecture which can be downloaded for free)
Windows 7 Operating System and above
Microsoft Office 2010 and above
How will you be assessed?
The HND programme consists of a minimum of 16 units (minimum 240 credits). Each unit is assessed by a combination of assignments, simulated exercises, academic posters, presentations (including voice-over PowerPoint presentations and videos) and project work through a Virtual Learning Environment. All assessment methods have been designed to focus on skills specific to the industry while incorporating key transferable skills.
The course is aligned with professional body requirements and provides a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
It also provides a progression path to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the Edexcel BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question. It will also support career progression to management level within the construction industry, architecture and quantity surveying.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Chartered Architectural Technologists
Architectural and Town Planning Technicians
Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:58 pm