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Construction Management (Construction Design and Build Technician) (Pearson HTQ) HNC and HND*

Construction Management (Construction Design and Build Technician) (Pearson HTQ) HNC and HND*

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Key Information

Start date:September

Institutional code:O10


Duration:2 years Part Time 1 year Full Time

Course type:Full and Part Time

Fees per year 20/21:Full-time £5,995; Part-time £2,998

Delivery Method:Face-to-face via Lectures, Seminars and Tutorials


HNC or HND Construction Management (Construction Design and Build Technician)

The course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to develop their career in Construction Management.

The Level 5 units prepare students to move on to specific areas of construction management at Level 6 or to enter employment with the qualities and abilities necessary for roles that require personal responsibility and decision making. Students will be able to develop and apply their own ideas to their studies, to deal with uncertainty and complexity, to explore solutions, demonstrate critical evaluation and use both theory and practice in a wide range of construction situations.

By the end of Level 5, students will have a sound understanding of the principles in their area of specialist study and will know how to apply those principles more widely in the business world. They will be able to perform effectively in their specialist area

Students will gain a wide range of construction knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills that are vital for employment and progression to employment or L6 BSc (Hons)

Course content year 1

Group Project
Personal Professional Development
Project Management
Advanced Construction Drawing & Detailing
Construction Technology for Complex Building Projects
Surveying for Conservation, Renovation & Refurbishment
Advanced Building Information Modelling
Advanced Off-site Construction

Placement and Work Experience

The programmes blend theoretical teaching and learning with practical teaching being explored through the extensive use of case studies, projects, guest speakers and practical assignments.

The teaching team has diverse experience in a variety of Construction professions including management, design and surveying. This equips it with the expertise to deliver the multidisciplinary elements of the HND programme ensuring students receive a high quality teaching and learning experience that prepares them for a range of careers in the sector or progression to further study.

Workshops and tutorials are available to all students in addition to the formal teaching sessions.

The programme contains enrichment sessions which will include a series of guest speakers from the Construction industry and visits to relevant Construction companies and organisations throughout the academic year.

Students are encouraged to become student members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Career Opportunities

Progression to a Top Up Honours Degree

Teaching and Assessment

Lectures and Seminars
Virtual Learning using Its Learning
Field Trips

Assessments may include elements of:

  • practical assessments;
  • portfolios of evidence;
  • data analysis;
  • case studies;
  • written reports;
  • assignments
  • presentations
  • work-based evidence with employer verification statements
Facilities particular to the course

In 2021, a £9m Construction Centre – was completed to enhance the design and delivery of our comprehensive suit of construction courses from L2 to L5.

Teaching and learning will also take place at UCO a fantastic Higher Institution in its own right in the heart of Oldham.

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Entry Requirements

A typical profile for a student who has recently been in education would consist of:

  • GCSE English and Maths grades at C/4 or above, or equivalent Level 2 qualifications
  • HNC in a related subject

Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Applicants may be invited to an interview to discuss their qualifications and experience.

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