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Modern Methods Of Construction HTQ (Part time)

Bedford Construction HE


Modern Methods Of Construction HTQ (Part time)

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Modern Methods of Construction for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. The objective of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Modern Methods of Construction for England is to give students the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve.

This qualification lays the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different construction management functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

What are the benefits to  students?

  • A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable for students.
  • The essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully within or into the world of work or onto further study.
  • A simplified structure: students undertake a substantial core of learning, required by all quantity surveyors, with limited specialism in the Higher National Certificate, building on this in the Higher National Diploma, with further specialist and optional units linked to their specialist area of study.
  • Refreshed content that is closely aligned with employer, professional body and higher education needs.
  • Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with effective and applied skills (respectively how they behave and what they can do).
  • Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignments.
  • A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to Level 6 and also allows centres to offer assessment relevant to the local economy, thereby accommodating and enhancing different learning styles.
  • Quality assurance measures – as outlined in sections 6 and 7 of this programme specification – to ensure that all stakeholders (e.g. professional bodies, universities, businesses, colleges and students) can feel confident in the integrity and value of the qualifications.
  • A qualification designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in an international setting.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

32 UCAS Points.

What qualification will I gain?

HNC in Modern Methods of Construction.

How will I be assessed?

Just as variety of teaching is important to the planning of a programme structure, so too is the use of a range of assessment tools appropriate to the unit and its content.

Some of the assessment methods that could be used are:

  • work-based projects
  • written assignments – reports – briefing documents – planning documents – design documents – solutions to construction problems through discourse and/or calculation presentations, vivas, role plays supported by an observer’s statement and/or video evidence
  • portfolios
  • reflective statements
  • production of artefacts
  • work logbooks
  • witness statements.

Course content

What will I study?

You will study:

  • Unit 1 Construction Design Project
  • Unit 2 Construction Technology
  • Unit 4 The Construction Environment
  • Unit 6 Digital Applications for Construction Information
  • Unit 12 Tender & Procurement
  • Unit 13 Building Information Modelling
  • Unit 15 Principles of Alternative Energy
  • Unit 24 Principles of Off-Site Construction

Next steps

Course progression:

Learners could progress onto HND in Modern Methods of Construction for England.

Career progression:

Learners will have the opportunity to pursue their career in wide range of construction areas.

Additional information

Trips and opportunities:
  • Construction site field trip
  • An opportunity to join The Chartered Institute of Building
You will need:
  • Safety boots
  • Scientific calculator
  • £100 for field trip

Any questions?

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What is a HTQ?

Higher Technical Qualifications(HTQs) are new or Level 4 and 5 qualifications that the Institute has approved for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. These new qualifications have been designed to meet new occupational standards for the relevant sectors. These qualifications have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that students get the specific training, knowledge and skills required for their chosen career. These courses are great routes for those who have studied T Levels at College or other level 3 qualifications such as BTEC Nationals.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 25/09/2023
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: £3,000.00

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Any questions?

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Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.