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HNC Construction


Type: Full Time & Part Time

Subject: Construction

Level: 4

Start Date: 21 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 4

Who is it for

The HNC in Construction is a full–time course at an undergraduate level. (The course is also offered part–time, please call our Information Centre on 0345 872 8722 or visit our website for further information).

It offers a broad base of traditional construction subjects with specialist options, allowing you to adapt the course to your particular career ambitions. If you are working within the construction fi eld or have ambitions of working in this area in a professional, managerial, or technical capacity, then this course is for you.

The continued development and regeneration of towns and cities in the UK is expected to lead to a continuous demand for suitably qualifi ed professionals across all construction disciplines. This qualifi cation is equivalent to two years of undergraduate study and allows progression to a full degree. HNCs are substantially coursework/ project based and are designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the construction sector.

What will I need

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma MMP or Diploma DM. Level 3 grade C or above
(preferably) in A Level maths and physics.

You will need an interest in this subject and a willingness to work hard. You will
be required to demonstrate good time management and the ability to complete
coursework and submit to a deadline.

All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken or written English,
and if English is not your fi rst language, you will need to demonstrate the ability to
study in English.

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work/
life experience will be considered on an individual basis.

What is covered

Units covered:
• Individual project
• Construction technology
• Science materials
• Construction practice and management
• Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction
• Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification)
• Surveying, measuring and setting out
• Site supervision and operations

What can this course lead to

Students have gone on to careers in the construction industry, either in a
professional, managerial or technical capacity in construction management,
quantity surveying, building surveying or estate management. Successful students
may also wish to continue their studies and go on to a BSc in Construction/
Construction Management. You may also progress to further study towards
professional body membership, such as the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
or the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT).

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