HNC in Construction and the

Built Environment (Construction) 

Level: 4

Delivery Method: Part-time

Typical Duration/length of course: 24 Months

Fees: £3800 per year


Entry Requirements:

3 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken. Typically, applicants must have one of the following:

A Levels - 2 A Levels at grade A-D (one of which should be subject related)

Vocational - Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in a related subject

Access - Level 3 Diploma

Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered.

Course Code: CPJ4121

UCAS Code: NA 


Course Overview:

The HNC courses ofered 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 fourcore 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. Course content includes: Individual Project; Construction Technology; Science & Materials; Construction Practice & Management; Legal & Statutory Responsibility in Construction; Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification); Surveying, Measuring & Setting out; Civil Engineering technology.


On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto studies at Level 5 or above including HND or BSc/BEng. Progression onto other courses will be subject to meeting the entry criteria of the institution. 


  • Students may move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.

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