Congratulations on your offer to study within the Construction department at Barnsley College. We are delighted to welcome you onto the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment.
If you have any questions about the course, assessments or teaching, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Our aim is to ensure that you know what to expect from the course and provide advice and guidance on what you need to prepare for your studies. There will be activities that you may want to get involved in, both across the department and within Barnsley College, and we will let you know more about these when you enrol. Enrolment will take place w/c Monday 13 September and we hope you can join us at our virtual Welcome Event – an online event that will set your week off with a bang!
You must be able to produce certificates to prove that you have the following:
In addition, the Construction and the Built Environment course has it’s own specific entry requirements and qualifications that you will need to show evidence of achievement when enrolling. For further information, visit the Construction and the Built Environment course page.
Please bring proof of all your qualifications (original certificates) to your enrolment session. You will not be able to fully enrol on the course unless these have been presented to Barnsley College and failure to produce these will delay any loan payments, if eligible, being paid.
If you find that you do not have the original certificates, you will need to obtain copies from the awarding body as quickly as possible prior to enrolment.
Please check with the school or college you attended for information on contacting the relevant awarding body.
There are a number of opportunities available to you within the department. The more experience that you can show on your CV the better chance you have of impressing future employers or places of study. The following are typical of the opportunities offered within the construction department each year:
We run a scheduled programme of talks from different experts in the field of employability or subject specific skills within your area. Throughout the year talks include ‘Preparing for your Career’, ‘Previous Student: Work Experience/Career and Study Decisions’, ‘Enterprise’, ‘Social Media Branding’, ‘Effective Applications’ and ‘Preparing for Job Interviews’.
Each year you will be given the opportunity to become a student representative and present the views of your cohort at student panels and course committee meetings. Those wishing to extend this opportunity may wish to apply for the Students’ Union representative roles as they become available.
It is strongly recommended that you purchase your own copy of the following book which will be used as set texts and will be useful throughout your Construction course:
Higher Nationals in Construction – Core Textbook Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND; Pearson Education Limited (2018).
These books will also be useful for individual units on the course. They are available in the library at the Church Street campus:
These books will also be very useful and available in the library at the Church Street campus, though it is recommended that you purchase your own copy of at least one study skills text:
The following sites will be useful to familiarise yourself with: