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EDX HNC L4 in Construction Management for England

COURSE OVERVIEW

This exciting Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction Management for England will provide an informed and engaging introduction to the construction sector. You will gain an understanding of what is happening within the sector, learn about stakeholder engagement, develop project management techniques and understand constructions skills that are highly relevant in today’s construction sector market.

The course covers eight units during the two years. These include:

  • Construction Technology
  • The Construction Environment
  • Legal and statutory responsibility in construction
  • Digital Applications
  • Tender and Procurement
  • Financial Management and Business Practices
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Construction Design Project

The course is taught by engaged, experience and qualified lecturers who have industry expertise.

The course is informed by the needs of the industry and is tailored to students who wish to advance their career prospects in the field. Higher education has a higher focus on student-led and independent self-study – this means that you will be expected to complete independent learning by way of individual research, group work, discussion and flip learning.

The structure of our programmes follows clear educational aims that are expected from the awarding bodies. These are all outlined in the programme specifications, which include further details such as the learning outcomes.

You can find out more by visiting the Pearson website Construction Management for England (2023) | BTEC Higher Nationals | Pearson qualifications

Institute of Technology

In 2023, Crawley College will welcome the new Institute of Technology (IoTs). The IoT is a collaboration between Further Education (FE) providers, Universities and employers. It will allow the college to specialise further in delivering higher technical education (at Levels 4 and 5). The aim of the IoT to address local and regional skills shortages at levels 4 & 5 in STEM subjects, Widen participation into Higher Education.

The IoT will deliver outstanding vocational education. The goal of vocational education is to enable people to do things in the workplace; it is not enough to be able to write or talk about such things (as might be the case in more general education). This is supported by an effective vocational pedagogy that is the sum total of the many decisions which the vocational teachers on the course take as they teach. Context in vocational education will consider the dual settings of both workplace and educational institution. Lecturers will employ a range of methods of delivery and assessing vocational topics. Success will be achieved through meeting 4 aims.

  • Master the fundamentals. Students will have experience of using their skills to the fullest and master the fundamental aspects of their vocation.
  • Learners will be proficient in using tools and equipment. The best tradespeople and artisans have an excellent knowledge of how to use their tools and equipment.
  • Transferability. A skill may be taught in one setting with a view to being largely applied in another, often in a move from college to workplace. This includes ensuring that what is learned theoretically in one context is applied effectively in another, and how best learners can be taught so that they can prompt themselves to use skills learned in one context when they need them in another.
  • Learn from your mistakes. It is important when working in a profession, you learn by doing, and chances are that you’re going to make mistakes. It’s important to learn quickly from such issues to avoid problems with customers and clients.

The impact of applying these aims is that graduates will be able to demonstrate:

· Routine expertise (being skilful, confidence, coordination, and having manual dexterity)

· Resourcefulness (stopping to think and deal with the non-routine, problem-solving skills, diagnostic skills)

· Functional literacies (communication, literacy, numeracy, and ICT)

· Craft (attention to detail, vocational sensibility; aspiration to do a good job; pride in a job well done)

FURTHER INFORMATION

Qualifications: Ideally you will have a level 3 qualification.

Prior experience: We also consider applicants who have relevant professional experience.

Study: You will be able to commit to two evenings per week of in-person teaching and at least 6 hours per week of self-study. Self-study demands may increase as you prepare for assignments.

You are someone who wants to progress within the construction sector by taking on a new role or moving into the industry.

Application process Following your application for the course you will be invited to interview with a member of the lecturing team. You will also be expected to produce a written answer to a set topical question – this will help determine your suitability for the course.

HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

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