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HND Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment CIVIL (Top-Up) Level 5

Level 5

Key Facts

Level:Level 5

Full-time/part-time:Part time

Duration:1 Year

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0049AA1

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Highly regarded by local employers, this vocational qualification will offer you practical experience in the typical tasks and requirements of engineering professionals and the underpinning academic knowledge. With a high success rate for student employability, this course will complement your ability to find solutions to engineering problems using developed technology. Apply skills to a broad range of industrial areas, such as design, development, manufacturing, testing, maintenance and operation of electrical or electronic equipment.

Typical Course Structure
• Construction Technology
• Science and Materials
• Construction Practice and Management
• Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
• Surveying and setting out

• Advanced Civil Engineering
• Transportation
• Contractual Procedures and Procurement
• Personal and Professional Development
• Research Project
• Project Management

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full durations of the course.

HNC - 2 years 1 day per week

HND - 1 year 1 day per week

Course contact hours are typically comprised of:

6 hrs Theory sessions per week

1 – 2 hrs Practical / Seminar sessions per week

It is expected that students complete between 1 and 6 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

Whilst the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Tuesday from 9am – 7.30pm, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete part-time sector specific work or work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from the following: GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level. BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject Access to HE Scottish Higher / Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher. For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs Plus GCSE English – grade C/4 or above GCSE Maths – grade C/4 or above (Level 2 Functional skills is not taken as an equivalent) EU and International applicants NARIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 visa
There are typically 2-5 assessment tasks per unit delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include: Practical assessments Written examinations Coursework portfolios Written assessments The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module.

HNC and HND qualifications are widely recognised in their own right and provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students can top up to degree level at another higher education institution. The point of entry will depend on the chosen institution, the subjects studied and the grades achieved at HNC/D.
Per academic year
Home and EU Students £3300.00

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

Scientific calculator - £10 (compulsory); Compass set - £20 (compulsory); Scale rule - £10 (compulsory); Items of PPE i.e. strong boots may be required for site visits - approx. £25 (optional)

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11.

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