What is special about this course?
This course aims to introduce the skills and knowledge required to follow a professional career path within the construction industry at technician level.
Emphasis is placed on the application of Health and Safety and Sustainability and includes the impact on the environment of not implementing sustainability initiatives and the legislation promoting sustainability.
A work placement with a local employer is an integral part of this course.
Applicants should have achieved one of the following entry requirements:
- 3 Intermediate 2 or National 4/5 in appropriate English, Science, Mathematics or technical subjects.
- Completion of the NPA Construction programme
- Those with other entry qualifications, including work experience, who demonstrate a realistic chance of success.
Units studied include the following:
- Domestic Building Services
- Construction Technology: Ground works and Substructure
- Construction Technology: Superstructure and Finishes
- Computer Aided Drafting: An Introduction
- Construction Calculations
- Construction Materials: An Introduction
- Construction Site Surveying: An Introduction
- Health and Safety in the Construction Industry
- Built Environment Project
- Built Environment Project
- Sustainable Design for Architecture
- Drawing for Construction
- Mechanics for Construction: An Introduction
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
The award lends itself to a wide range of delivery mechanisms including case studies, formal teaching, tutorial, group work, laboratory/practical work and, where appropriate, work-based learning.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
What can I do on completion of my course?
Progression to a variety of HNC courses in Construction, such as:
- Architectural Technology
- Built Environment
- Building Surveying
- Construction Management
- Quantity Surveying
Is there more information available online?
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