HNC in Construction and the Built Environment

Construction & Civil Engineering

The qualification comprises 8 core units. Construction Technology, Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment, Surveying and Setting Out, Construction Practice and Management, Individual Project in the Construction Industry, Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in construction, Construction Information


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  • Subject area:

    Construction Management

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  • Venue:

    Welwyn Garden City Campus

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  • Awarding body:

    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)

About the department

For those of you already in employment within the construction industry, options exist to study courses on day-release, block-release or evening programmes according to the trade. Apprenticeships are also available. You will be taught by a dedicated team of tutors with experience and knowledge of the business world.

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

For entry onto the HNC in Construction a candidate must be at least 18 years old and have achieved one of the following: A Level 3 qualification in an industry related subject or two A levels in science or technology subjects. In addition you will need GCSE passes in English and Maths (Higher paper). Other qualifications required are experience that can be identified and authenticated to give good prospects for successful course completion. Normal entry requirements are that applicants should be in appropriate employment or have been in appropriate employment during the last 2 years.

The course could be beneficial if you are looking to further your career within the industry, update your knowledge and develop your academic and professional skills.

Candidates are assessed by a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments, presentations and work based projects.

Attendance- one day per week for two years from September to June. Equipment- No special equipment is necessary although a scale rule, scientific calculator and basic stationery will be beneficial. For site visits a pair of safety boots is advised. Hard hats and reflective safety clothing are provided for student use.

Candidates wishing to progress to a degree programme would need to check with the provider as to entry requirements. On successful completion of the course, candidates can progress onto the the BSc in Construction Management with UCSA.


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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
  • All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.