Level 4 HNC Surveying

This is a two-year course that aims to give you the technical skills needed to work as a higher-level technician within the construction and property industry. There are three main pathways: production and management; quantity surveying; and building surveying.


The course is delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales (USW). The goal is for you to progress (with further study) to an Honours Degree at USW and subsequently become Full Members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Association of Building Engineers (ABE); Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT); etc. dependent upon industrial experience and vocational bias.

What Will I Learn?

In year 1 you will gain an understanding of the underlying principles and practice of construction and design for low and medium rise buildings and structures. In addition, you will gain experience in the use of CAD software.


In year 2 you will extend your knowledge into site practice, financial planning, building law and an introduction to site surveying.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 18 years of age and normally possess the one of the following:
• A minimum of 1 A level and 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language
• A BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma/Advanced GNVQ/AVCE in Building Studies (or similar)


Mature learners without the necessary academic qualifications but with relevant technical experience in the construction industry may be considered, subject to interview

Assessment

You be required to complete a range of assignments and examinations appropriate to each module. The overall qualification is drawn from a range of level 4 modules totaling 120 credits.

Career Progression

Completion of the USW Foundation degree will allow entry onto Year 3 of their 5-year part-time BSc courses.
• BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
• BSc Project Management (Construction)
• BSc Building surveying

Alternatively, it is possible to apply for associate membership of the RICS.

Further Notes

No applications from overseas non-EU students

HE Fees are subject to change

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Course Details
Level:Level 4
Mode:Part Time Evening
Start Date:05/09/2022
Day(s):Tuesday & Thursday
Time:17:00 - 21:00
Location:Nantgarw
Course Code:05E427NA
Fees
HE Tuition Fee Year 1: £2100

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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