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Construction and the Built Environment HNC - Construction pathway (Level 4) - Part-time

Course outline

These exciting new courses are designed to equip students with construction and the built environment skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global construction and the built environment sector.

There is a strong emphasis on employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. Programme content is designed to be appropriate for entry to or progression within the construction sector and to enable students to progress onto higher-level study.

HNC core modules:

  • Individual Project (Pearson Set)
  • Construction Technology
  • Science and Materials
  • Construction Practice and Management

Construction specialist mandatory units:

  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)

Specialist optional units:

  • Select one or two units to make up to 120 credits of study

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664 Nuthall Road

Start: 1st February 2021

Tuition fee: £3,375

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C034766 / Q034767


Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment (Construction) - awarded by Edexcel.


2 years

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.


Assessment is continuous, providing a range of evidence of your learning. This may include:

  • Essays and reports
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Research and analytical projects
  • Oral and practical assessments

From the HNC, you can progress to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, and then on to the second or third year of an Honours degree in a construction-related discipline (such as a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering or similar).

Graduates could go on to seek work in construction and project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, site engineering and architectural technology.

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