Adult Courses, Higher Education

Construction and the Built Environment (HNC)

Course Overview

Course information:

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This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to begin to build your career as a site manager, building surveyor, quantity surveyor, project manager, building engineer or facilities manager. We offer two pathways for students to study either construction or survey depending on your area of specialism. This is a classroom-based course.

Example of course modules delivered over two years (subject to staff experience):
  • Unit 1 - Individual Project -Year 2
  • Unit 2 - Construction Technology - Year 1
  • Unit 3 - Science and Materials - Year 1
  • Unit 4 - Construction Practice and Management - Year 1
  • Unit 5 - Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction - Year 2
  • Unit 6 - Construction Information - Year 1
  • Unit 7 - Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out - Year 2
  • Unit 13 - Tender and Procurement - Year 2

At the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding and application of relevant principles relating to modern construction, including:

  • Materials and their use
  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Construction methods and maintenance
  • Law in relation to the built environment
  • Design principles
  • Responsibilities in regards to the environment
  • Entry requirements

    Our typical entry requirment to this course is 48 UCAS points from relevant level 3 qualifications such as the National Diploma in Construction or an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.
  • How you are assessed

    As this course has been designed with employers in mind, our assessment methods also replicate submissions that extend practical knowledge whilst developing academic understanding. Assessments can be in the form of written academic assignments, writte

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Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 08/01/2024
End: 08/12/2025
To be confirmed
£3500.00 per year
Start: 16/09/2024
End: 01/06/2026
Tue (09:00 - 16:30)
£3500.00 per year

What Can This Course Lead To

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible for entry to the Level 5 HND programme. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to a degree course at university.

The HNC course can also be used as an entry requirement for professional qualifications, such as those offered by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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