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Course Length

2 Years




Higher Education



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HNC Construction and the Built Environment

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Who is this course for?

The course is for people looking to follow and develop one of the many professional careers in construction including management, architecture, design, quantity surveying, building surveying and land surveying.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need to have a National Certificate/Diploma in Construction or related subject area; or an NVQ Level 3 in a Construction Craft including a suitably recognised ‘bridging’ course programme and/or site experience.

If you are a mature student, you will be interviewed and accepted onto the course depending on work experience, enthusiasm, and a range of professional qualifications in your work sector.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course covers the following key areas:

  • Design Principles
  • Management principles
  • Health and safety
  • Science and materials
  • Construction and maintenance of buildings
  • Contractual procedures
  • Project management
  • Environment

How you will learn

This course is classroom and theory based, with the assessment carried out via a varied series of assignments, portfolio building and individual and group based presentations.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you could move onto the Higher National Diploma in Construction or a degree programme at university. You could also go on to find employment within the professional levels of the construction industry.

What costs will you incur?

2016 Tuition Fees: £2,300 per year

Other course costs: Printing for your course – you will receive £30 credit for printing which will be paid in three

instalments of £10 per term. Any printing requirements in excess of this can be purchased.

You may choose to purchase books from the recommended reading lists, however, you will have access to these books in the College Learning Centre.

You will be expected to provide your own pens, paper, and folders.

Previous Student Experience

“The College’s Construction Department was my first experience of higher education and I have to say that I absolutely loved it. The learning curve was incredible and this course was the perfect foundation for the rest of my career. I cannot thank the staff and the college enough.”

George Clarke, TV Presenter and Architect