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HN Flex – Construction – Digital applications for Construction Information (Unit 6)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in January 2024. This unit will run for 3.5 hours per week for 17 weeks.

Entry requirements

You must have GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

You will also need one of the following

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction
  • Related Level 3 qualification in Construction
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma from an approved further education institution
  • Relevant Industry work experience

Equivalent international qualifications for the above will also be accepted.

You will achieve

On completion of the Pearson HN Flex unit, you will be able to produce a construction information package and gain 15 credits towards the Higher National Certificate in Modern Methods of Construction (120 Credits)

On successful completion of Unit 6 – Digital Applications for Construction Information, you may wish to progress on to Unit 13 – Business Information Modelling, gaining additional units towards the HN Modern Methods of Construction qualification.

Course overview

Achieving successful projects in the built environment requires a range of different types of information to describe the project, quantify the materials, provide clear instructions for assembly and erection, and allow for accurate costing and management.  Throughout the process of design, information is critical.

Central to construction information is the production of construction drawings. Most other forms of construction information will rely, to a greater or lesser degree, on reference to construction drawings. Therefore, the production of accurate and clearly defined construction drawings is a critical part of the overall construction information package.
Digital applications play a key role in the production of construction drawings. They provide a way to manage drawing information and make changes with greater efficiency and can be shared readily through a variety of digital communication systems.

You will develop the skills needed to produce accurate and consistent construction information using industry-standard software.

This course is delivered as part of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology (SYIoT).

Course content

Unit 6 – Digital Applications for Construction Information, where you will develop knowledge and understanding of the key areas below:

  • The key types of construction information used in support of construction projects
  • The use of project standards and setup in digital applications
  • Construction information for a given project using industry-standard digital applications
  • Package of construction information for a given construction project.

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Authorised Assignment Briefs; graded Pass, Merit and Distinction in the following areas for this unit:

  • Discuss construction information.
  • Demonstrate the use of digital applications.
  • Generate construction information using digital applications.
  • Presentation of your chosen construction project.

You will need to bring basic stationery and drawing equipment with paper and a folder. All other equipment for the course will be provided.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Progression opportunities:
Enhance career and employment opportunities in the workplace.
Further study within HN suite and then progress to HND and further university level study.
Ability to “stack” skills towards a full long term Higher National qualification in the future
Study further individual HN units which have been adopted from the Ofqual regulated suite.
Progress to a full HN via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
The opportunity to align individual units to Apprenticeship Standards.
Receive a Certificate of Unit Completion which will detail the unit studied.

The Certificate of Unit Completion will not contain the Ofqual logo, only available of completion of the full HN qualification.

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Extra information

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HN Flex – Construction – Digital applications for Construction Information (Unit 6)

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