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Construction Management HNC

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 7

Study mode Full time
Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Construction Management HNC is a one year full time option or two year day release course (a system of allowing employees days of work to go on educational courses) This course is designed to teach you the essential skills you will need to progress to a construction management position.

The Full time will mean attending Edinburgh College's Granton campus three days per week over one academic year.

The day release will mean attending Edinburgh College's Granton campus one day per week over two academic years whilst employed within the construction industry.

There will also be a number of sessions that will be delivered reotely voa Microsoft Teams.

COVID impacts on the current delivery and presently all course materials and delivery is on line. 

You will study a range of vital industry areas such as site surveying, estimating and construction planning. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience in the construction industry. You will gain a key understanding of standard building contracts and learn about the latest construction technologies.  

 

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What you will learn

  • Building Services in Large Buildings
  • Construction Materials and Specifications
  • Construction Site Surveying A
  • Construction Technology: Substructure
  • Construction Technology: Industrial/Commercial
  • Superstructure
  • Site Administration
  • Standard Forms of Construction Contracts
  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • Construction Management: Graded Unit 1
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) 2D I
  • Building Measurement and Cost Studies
  • Construction Planning

How the course is assessed

 

  • You will be continually assessed throughout the course 
  • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills 

 

 

 

 

Number of days per week

  • Full time - 3 days (approx.) per week 
  • Day release - 1 day per week 

 

 

Entry requirements

 

For full-time applicants: 

  • One pass at Higher level (A-C)
  • A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent
  • If you’re a mature applicant you will be considered on an individual basis 

 

 

 

 

 

For day release: 

 

 

  • Employed as a technician in the construction industry 
  • One pass at Higher level (A-C)
  • A pass at National 5 Mathematics or equivalent
  • If you’re a mature applicant you will be considered on an individual basis 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

 

 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Progress to a further education course at university level
  • HND Construction Management, year 2 entry at University of the Highlands and Islands

Career options

  • Employment as a construction manager or technician

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks
Granton Campus Part time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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