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HNC – Construction and the Built Environment

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The part time HNC in Construction & the Built Environment is a two-year course of study which consists of eight modules. Four of these are core, two or three are specialist units and the remainder are optional Units. The specialist and optional units being tailored to match individual student specialisms. These can be agreed with the course leader upon gaining entry to course and will be selected from the specialist list below.

Students who have previously studied this qualification have successfully undertaken and gained higher level qualifications, whilst others have received promotion and have risen to higher level positions within the sector.

Industry Involvement
A range of employers have engaged with this programme of study, including:

Per Simmons
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Sheffield Borough Council
Nottinghamshire County Council
Morgan Sindall
St Leger Homes
Bramall Construction
Haslam Homes
Wates Construction
Persimmons Homes
Airedale M+E
Cooper Lighting
Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS
Kier Construction
Agua Plumb UK
Sterling Mechanical Services Ltd
Laing O’Rourke
Togel Construction Ltd
Strata Homes Ltd

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Awarding Body


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Construction Technology; Science and Materials; Construction Practice and Management; Individual Project.

Construction Information ( Drawing, Detailing, Specification); Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction; Principles of Structural Design; Mathematics for Construction; Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation; Measurement & Estimating; Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction; Principles of Ventilation & Air-conditioning Design & Installation .

Civil Engineering Technology; Principles of Refurbishment; Tendering & Procurement; Building Information Modelling; Surveying, Measurement & Setting Out; Principles of Electrical Design & Installation; Site Supervision & Operations; Principles of Public Health Engineering; Principles of Alternative Energy.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time


Assignment based assessments.

Entry onto the two-year HNC requires one of the following:

• 48 UCAS tariff points; from at least 2 GCE A Level with supporting GCSE grades A-C in appropriate science, mathematics, English or technology subjects
• BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma + NVQ level 3 trade qualifications
• BTEC National Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
• NVQ 3 Site Supervision or Site Technical Operations
• Mature entrants with previous construction experience

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

When you enquire, you will be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.

Successful students can progress to the HND Construction and the Built Environment conversion or apply to progress to a degree(s) in a specialist subject, potentially leading to professional qualifications in :-

Construction Management:
Assistant Design Co-ordinator, Design & build Co-Ordinator; Construction Site Supervision; Construction Design Technician; Site manager; Project manager; health and safety manager; Planning Supervisor.

Construction Technician; Architectural Technologist; Architectural Draftsperson; information manager; Architectural Technician; Architectural Designer.

Civil Engineering:
Site Engineering Technician; Structural Engineering design; Civil Engineering design; Transport Engineering design.

Structural Engineering.

Surveying; Quantity Surveying:
Quantity Surveyor; Building Surveyor; Land Surveyor.

Building Services Engineering-HVAC:
Heating/Cooling System designer; Heating Cooling System Installer; Acoustics Designer/Installer.

Building Services Engineering-Electrical.
Building services engineering Technician; Electrical System designer/Installer; lighting System designer/Installer.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


Full Time – £6000

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 74 74

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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