HNC in Construction and the

Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Level: 4

Delivery Method: Part-time

Typical Duration/length of course: 24 Months

Fees: 3800/per year

Entry Requirements: Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and preferably Science or equivalent.


Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered. You will also be required to attend an interview with the Course Tutor.

Course Code: CPJ4111

UCAS Code: NA 


Course Overview:

The HNC courses offered in the Construction Professional Department are designed to consolidate and extend the skills and knowledge of those working in the building and civil engineering sectors, with essential subject knowledge content designed by employers and professional sector bodies.


In the first year, students will study four core units: Construction Technology, Science and Materials, Construction Practice and Management, and Individual Project Management. In the second year, students study units to focus on their chosen subject pathway.


On successfully completing the course you can progress to a range of Higher Education courses e.g. HND, or a degree Level programme - BSc (Hons) in Construction Management, BSc (Hons) in Property Management (Building Surveying), BSc (Hons) in Architecture, BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, HNC/D or Foundation Degree in Civil Engineering. Or go directly to employment in job roles in construction or a Higher Apprenticeships in the construction sector.


  • Quantity Surveyor

  • Estimator

  • Architectural Technician

  • Site Manager

  • Building Surveyor

  • Project Manager

  • Land Surveyor

  • Assistant Planner.