Blackpool and The Fylde College HNC

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Blackpool and The Fylde College HNC

Get ahead in the construction industry with our professionally recognised construction management course. Delivered by industry-experienced tutors, the course lets you explore different aspects of construction then specialise in the career area that suits you best. You will also benefit from small groups and lots of individual support. Close employer links drive an up-to-the-minute curriculum and excellent work experience opportunities to make this one of the leading building surveying qualifications in Lancashire. Many past students are now employed in roles such as site manager, project manager and building control surveyor for blue-chip companies such as Laing O’Rourke and Eric Wright.


 Entry Requirements

A minimum of 80 UCAS points (previously 200 on former UCAS Tariff)  or an NVQ Diploma in Level 3 in any construction craft.and GCSE in Maths and English at grade C. Application from mature students who do not possess the formal entry qualifications but can demonstrate relevant industry experience, will be considered on merit but would not normally be considered without GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above


Qualification Obtained

BTEC HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF)


Career Options and Progression

The UK construction industry is dominated by small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a relatively small number of larger companies. The private sector is a major source of employment, with local government and government bodies also offering employment opportunities. Nearly three-quarters of building and construction management graduates are employed six months after graduating, gravitating into roles such as Building Control Surveyor, Building Services Engineer, Facilities Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Site Engineer. By progressing to an HND, degree or relevant professional qualification, you could increase your career prospects even further.



Teaching and Learning Methods

The programme combines theoretical and practical elements. Lectures, seminars and practical workshops and tutorials feature strongly in the teaching and learning strategy. The virtual learning environment (VLE) Moodle will be utilised to considerable effect in providing additional support in the form of forums and tutorials. A wide range of learning activities will allow the learners to participate at individual pace and these include; site visits, presentations and contextualised discussion alongside the more traditional modes of delivery mentioned above.


Work Placement and Field Trips

There is no formal work placement within this qualification, however students not employed within the industry are encouraged to engage in work experience. The School of Construction has excellent relationships with local employers and opportunities for work experience frequently arise.


Other Costs and Equipment Needed

You may be required to purchase a pair of protective boots with a steel toe-cap. The cost may vary depending on make and supplier, however prices start from around 10. Other resources required to achieve the learning outcomes of the programme are provided by the College.


Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.


Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.