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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Building Services Engineering: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HC4CBF 
Full-Time Programme  
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00  
Entry Requirements 
Two A Levels or a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent Level 3 vocational qualification, plus 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) in English language, maths and a science subject. 
 
For Students returning to education, other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration when processing applications. Also an international equivalent of the above will be considered. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for? 
We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages and genders to apply.  
 
The course is aimed at students who completed Level 3 construction and the built environment qualification and Level 3 plumbing or Electrical installation qualification and wanting to continue their education through applied learning to gain the experience of the breadth and depth of the building services sector that will prepare them for further study or training. 
 
The course is for students with a clear line of sight to progression to HND at Level 5 and to a degree at Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the sector. 
Course Content  
The course will cover the following units: 
 
Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry. 
Construction Technology- It cover technological concepts used to enable the construction of building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations. 
Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations. 
Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management. 
Mathematics for Construction- to employ mathematical skills like critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, reasoning, within a variety of contextualised examples and interpret data using statistical techniques. 
Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation- to understand the principles of design, sizing and specification of non-domestic heating systems and components using skills like adaptability & resilience. 
Construction Information- to develop an awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process including drawing, detailing, CAD, BIM, schedules, specifications, BoQ. 
Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation- to develop the skill to design and install of ventilation and air conditioning systems that are present in all of the buildings we use in everyday life. 
Study Methods 
You will study 15 supervised hours per week – made up of 11 hours theory, 3 hours practical activities and 1 hour tutorial. This works out as: 
 
74% classroom based teaching 
20% workshop and laboratory experiments 
6% directed study and site visits. 
You’ll be expected to spend about 22.5 hours per week in independent study - unsupervised at home, in the LRC or the workplace. This works out as: 
 
10 hours working on assignment (45%) 
5 hours research/ learning (22%) 
2.5 hours compilation of evidences (11%) 
5 hours e-learning (22%). 
How is the course assessed 
The course is assessed using 12 written assignments assessed and marked by your tutors. One assignment is set by Pearson - the remaining 11 assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments cover both the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 4:1. 
Where next - Further Studies 
BSc Construction Management, BSc Building Services, BSc in Quantity Surveying, BSc Property Management, BSc Commercial Management or BSc Architectural Technology. 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
Gain employment as a project manager, quantity surveyor, structural engineering and construction worker. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
UCAS Code: K200 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £6,000 
Overseas student: £7,682 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 
 
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 
 
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 
 
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students. 
How to apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Building Services Engineering: Part-Time 

Course Code 
HC4CBD 
Part-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 64 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Tuesday, Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00 
Entry Requirements 
A minimum of two passes at A Level, plus four passes at GCSE (grades A–C or grade 4 and above), including Maths and English Language and a science subject. 
 
Or a National Certificate or Diploma with MM or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications, plus English and maths at grade C or above and a science subject. 
 
For Students returning to education, other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration when processing applications. Also an international equivalent of the above will be considered. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for  
The course is aimed at students who completed L3 construction and the built environment qualification and L3 plumbing or Electrical installation qualification and wanting to continue their education through applied learning to gain the experience of the breadth and depth of the building services sector that will prepare them for further study or training. The course is for students with a clear line of sight to progression to HND at L5 and to a degree at Level 6, as well as to gain the skill for work readiness in the sector. 
Course Content 
The course duration is 2 years as Part Time and will cover the following units: 
 
Year 1 
 
Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry. 
Construction Technology- It cover technological concepts used to enable the construction of building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations. 
Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management. 
Mathematics for Construction- to employ mathematical skills like critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, reasoning, within a variety of contextualised examples and interpret data using statistical techniques. 
Year 2 
 
Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations. 
Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation- to understand the principles of design, sizing and specification of non-domestic heating systems and components using skills like adaptability & resilience. 
Construction Information- to develop an awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process including drawing, detailing, CAD, BIM, schedules, specifications, BoQ. 
Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation- to develop the skill to design and install of ventilation and air conditioning systems that are present in all of the buildings we use in everyday life. 
Study Methods 
To cover the required Guided Learning (GL) hours you will study 7.5 supervised hours per week to cover 6 hours theory, 1 hours practical activities and 0.5 hour tutorial for a 2 years to cover the activities below: 
 
74% classroom based teaching 
20% workshop and laboratory experiments 
6% directed study and site visits 
Other 11.25 independent and unsupervised hours per week will be offered to contribute to the Total Learning (TL) hours as below. 
 
5 hours working on assignment (22.5%) 
2.5 hours research/ learning (11%) 
1.25 hours compilation of evidences (5.5%) 
2.5 hours e-learning (11%). 
How is the course assessed 
The course is assessed using 15 written assignments during the 2 years course. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment but the remaining 14 assignments are HCUC set assignments. Assignments covered the theory and the practical elements of the assessment at the ratio 4:1. 
Where next - Further Studies 
The course provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level including L5 HND and L6 Honours degree University (subject to grades). Areas for progression to higher level may include Building Service Engineering, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, or Architectural Technology (subjected to entry guidelines and prerequisite subjects or a foundation year). 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the employer and the professional bodies like CIBSE, CIPHE, and CIOB. The qualification will enhance the career prospects of those who undertake the course and gain access to jobs in construction and the built environment as Building Services Engineering Technician, Heating/Cooling System Designer/ Installer, Electrical System Designer/Installer, and Acoustics Designer. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £4,190 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Building Services Engineering: Full-Time  

Course Code 
HD5CBF 
Full-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 32 weeks 
Start Date: 04/10/2021 
When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00 
Entry Requirements  
Two A Levels maths, physics or engineering or a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent Level 4 Building services or Construction qualification, plus 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) in English language, maths and a science subject. You will have a College interview and references will be taken up. 
 
For Students returning to education, other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration when processing applications. Also an international equivalent of the above will be considered. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for 
This course is for students who wish to take their knowledge to the next level and develop high levels of technical competence for a rewarding career in Construction or Building Services or gain a higher level qualification in this area. 
Course Content 
The course duration is 1 year Full-Time and 2 years as Part-Time and will cover the following units: 
 
Advanced heating 
Ventilation & air conditioning design & installation 
Further mathematics 
Building management systems 
Geothechnics & Soil Mechanics 
Alternative Energy Systems design & Installation 
Advance Surveying & Measurements and a Group Project 
Study Methods 
The programme uses a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research-based experiential learning, laboratory experiments and demonstrations, use of modern surveying equipment, industry standard IT applications and group activities, tutorial directed study and site visits. 
 
To cover the required Guided Learning (GL) hours you will study 7.5 supervised hours per week to cover 6 hours theory, 1 hours practical activities and 0.5 hour tutorial. 
 
For a 2 years to cover the activities below: 74% classroom based teaching 
 
20% workshop and laboratory experiments 
6% directed study and site visits 
Other 11.25 independent and unsupervised hours per week will be offered to contribute to the Total Learning (TL) hours as below. 
 
5 hours working on assignment (22.5%) 
2.5 hours research/ learning (11%) 
1.25 hours compilation of evidences (5.5%) 
2.5 hours e-learning (11%). 
How is the course assessed 
The course is assessed through a series of time constrained written assignments. The units are designed and developed to lend themselves to partnerships and embedded learning in the context of real life scenarios. Collaborative employer partnerships reflects industry practices through setting students assessments and assignments in the context of current industry practice. 
Where next - Further Studies 
Higher Apprentice or top up to a BSc or BEng degree at university. 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the employer and the professional bodies like CIBSE, CIPHE, and CIOB. The qualification will enhance the career prospects of those who undertake the course and gain access to jobs in Construction Management, Building Services, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, Commercial Management, Architectural Technology, Project manager and Structural Engineering. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
UCAS Code: K201 
 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home Fees: £5,605 Overseas Fees: £7,543 
 
The fees quoted are for students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 
 
Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 
 
Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 
 
If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 
How to Apply 
You will be directed to Uxbridge College’s website, where you can apply for the course. 

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HND in Building Services Engineering: Part-Time 

Course Code 
HD5CBD 
Part-Time Programme 
Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 
Duration: 64 weeks 
Start Date: 28/09/2021 
Entry Requirements 
A minimum of two passes at A Level, plus four passes at GCSE (grades A–C or grade 4 and above), including Maths and English Language and a science subject. 
 
For Students returning to education, or progression from L4 to L5. 
 
All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 
Who is the course for  
The Level 5 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) HVAC programme offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning (as well as units within general ‘pathways’, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of a further (Level 5) unit across a range of occupational sectors. 
Course Content 
The course duration is 1 year Full Time and 2 years as Part Time and will cover the following units: 
 
Year 1 
 
Group Project (Pearson-set)- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry. 
Advanced Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation- to introduce students to the principles of Advanced Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Design & Installation. 
Building Management Systems- to explore the rapidly growing range of services provided by Building Management System technology and assess its contribution to the renewable energy debate. There is also an opportunity to apply this research by carrying out a design of a Building Management System. 
Year 2 
 
Further Mathematics for Construction- to teach students to analyse and model civil engineering or building services engineering situations using mathematical techniques 
Alternative Methods of Construction- examined how the construction industry impacts on the environment; explored alternative construction methods which are fit for purpose; government policy implications and Health & Safety constraints associated with alternative construction methods; and designed a fit-for-purpose structure using an alternative construction method. 
Alternative Energy Systems Design & Installation- be able to assist senior colleagues with alternative energy system design and installation. In addition, students will have the advanced knowledge and skills to progress to a higher level of study. 
Advanced Surveying & Measurement- be able to set up and assess the accuracy of GPS co-ordinates. From this principle they will be able to create and use a control network. The student will be able to describe the procedures for transferring control points up a multi-storey structure. The student will be able analyse errors in setting our and surveying. 
Study Methods 
The programme uses a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research-based experiential learning, laboratory experiments and demonstrations, use of modern surveying equipment, industry standard IT applications and group activities, tutorial directed study and site visits. 
 
To cover the required Guided Learning (GL) hours you will study 7.5 supervised hours per week to cover 6 hours theory, 1 hours practical activities and 0.5 hour tutorial for a 2 years to cover the activities below: 
 
74% classroom based teaching 
20% workshop and laboratory experiments 
6% directed study and site visits 
Other 11.25 independent and unsupervised hours per week will be offered to contribute to the Total Learning (TL) hours as below. 
 
5 hours working on assignment (22.5%) 
2.5 hours research/ learning (11%) 
1.25 hours compilation of evidences (5.5%) 
2.5 hours e-learning (11%). 
How is the course assessed 
The course is assessed using 13 written assignments during the 2 years course. All the assignments are 100% assessed and marked internally by HCUC. One assignment is Pearson-set assignment but the remaining 12 assignments are HCUC set assignments. 
Where next - Further Studies 
The course provide progression into the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level including L6 Honours degree University (subject to grades). Areas for progression to higher level may include Building Service Engineering, Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, or Architectural Technology (subjected to entry guidelines and prerequisite subjects or a foundation year). 
Where next - Job Opportunities 
The qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the employer and the professional bodies like CIBSE, CIPHE, and CIOB. The qualification will enhance the career prospects of those who undertake the course and gain access to jobs in construction and the built environment as Building Services Engineering Technician, Heating/Cooling System Designer/ Installer, Electrical System Designer/Installer, and Acoustics Designer. 
More Information 
Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on 
 
Assessment and grading 
College rules and resources 
Student support and representation. 
Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 
 
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information. 
Fees 
Home student: £3,866 
The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 
How to Apply 
You will be directed back to Uxbridge College application system, where you can then apply for the course. 
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