Croydon College
Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HNC
Croydon College

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course is designed for those who have experience of working in construction and looking to enhance their career prospects in the industry.

This programme will develop your understanding of current health, safety, and welfare legislation and you will develop the skills to undertake risk assessments. You will also learn the techniques of how site investigation and evaluation can influence the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and their substructures. We will provide opportunities for you to develop your skills in using analytical methods and statistics to solve problems as well as an understanding of the properties and structural behaviour of construction materials. You will also discover how market forces and government policies influence the construction industry.

This course is a practitioner (skills-based) programme based on core areas that analyse building energy requirements in terms of the external environment and internal space and the effect of this 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.

Course Highlights

Our fully qualified and professional staff are all experienced construction practitioners, having worked as site operatives, site managers, and quantity surveyors.

Our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning, with employers attending our popular employability events, is a key distinguishing feature of the college.

Career Opportunities and Further Study

A key progression path is to the second or third year of a degree programme, or you could progress to a professional qualification offered by institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and many more.

Alternatively, you could enter in to employment as this course opens doors to careers with design consultants and contractors.

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework, assignments and assessment will vary from unit to unit. You will also be required to undertake some group and project work.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in English GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 in Mathematics Mature students who do not meet the entry criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered on the basis of relevant work experience, passing the course entrance assessment (if deemed necessary by the course tutor) and successful interview. International applicants must satisfy the minimum English requirements as published on the College website and updated periodically (currently IELTS 6.0 or equivalent with minimum 5.5 in each of the four components).

Mature students with relevant work experience

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Costs

Tuition Fees Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HNC

EU £2400 year 1
England UK £2400 year 1
Northern Ireland £2400 year 1
Scotland £2400 year 1
Wales £2400 year 1
Channel Islands £2400 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Croydon College

Croydon College is a further education institution based in the London town of Croydon, England. More than 10,000 students are enrolled here, making this one of the largest colleges of its kind in London. Applicants can expect to find a vast selection of study formats, ranging from A-Levels and vocational apprenticeships, to Online programmes for Adult Learners who would like to integrate a study routine into their busy schedules.

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Where is this programme taught

University Centre Croydon
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