This programme is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in sustainable construction, building surveying, building control, quantity surveying, civil engineering, structural engineering or construction management; or if you would like to be involved with the design, production or management of structured buildings.
This introductory qualification gives you the opportunity to study a focussed selection of traditional and contemporary construction and civil engineering subjects, informed by the needs of industry. It will cover a targeted range of contemporary vocational skills; for example utilising the latest equipment and techniques for surveying, setting out, construction drawing and the sustainable use of building materials; thus enabling you to make an immediate contribution when employed in the construction sector.
On completion of the programme you will be more versatile, more employable, multi-skilled and professionally competent in your chosen career. A variety of different teaching styles enables you to learn in an effective manner, ensuring that you have the right knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace. The programme will also equip you with communication, team working and time management skills, making you a more effective student and employee.
Possible Progression (subject to availability)
– FdSc Construction & the Built Environment at St Austell
– Site Managers
– Administrative and technical roles
- UCAS Code: Apply direct to the College
48 UCAS points (32 from A2 Level preferably in a maths, science, engineering or design technology subject). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths.
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Course DocumentsHNC Construction and the Built Environment 17 18 Year Handbook updated Feb 18
Indicative Modules Year 1
- Applied Mathematics
- Design Principles & Application
- Science & Materials
- Health, Safety & Welfare
- An Applied Introduction to Site Surveying Procedures
- Introduction to Project Planning & Development
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.
Careers advice available
If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk
If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information