Dundee College
Recent research has highlighted the need for qualified competent practitioners in the construction industries. This need includes the requirement for technician skills as the construction industry changes its emphasis from a predominately craft to a technical / assembly form, utilising all the modern equipment and techniques available for surveying, setting out and construction drawing. Potential employers range from Architects, Contractors, and Building Control to Housing Associations and other Property functions. In education, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework have stressed the need for clarification of the relationship between qualifications, and for making routes for progression easier.
Future Prospects

The HNC Construction therefore is the basic foundation course providing the essential skills and knowledge for the construction technician progressing to either specialist HNCs or more likely, to the second year of a specialist HND. The qualification also provides certain transferable core skills. The HNC Construction, representing 12 units of the 15 unit HNDs in the Built Environment specialisms, allows the full-time candidate to exit at the end of year 1 of an HND programme, with an HNC. This is in accordance with the need for acknowledged exit points for candidates who may obtain appropriate employment and transfer from full-time to part-time / flexible training.

Entry requirements

Course link: Construction

Study options

Flexible, Full time and part-time.

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