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HNC Modern Methods of Construction for England (HTQ) (Level 4) — Full-time

Course outline

This HNC in Modern Methods of Construction -with HTQ status - prepares construction professionals for the management of new and innovative forms of procurement, design and construction.

Specialist units include the principles of alternative energy and off-site construction.

This course is currently subject to validation with a first intake planned for September 2024.

About the course:

This course is suitable for people already employed and those who plan to pursue a career in the global construction industry. The HNC is one of the benchmark qualifications for the construction industry with employers placing a high value on individuals qualified at this level. Students will gain a wide range of construction knowledge, linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and real-life workplace scenarios.

Higher Technical Qualifications:

These new qualifications have been developed in partnership with employers and industry stakeholders to provide students with the specific training, knowledge, and skills required for their chosen career.

Indicative Units:

  • Construction Design Project
  • Construction Technology
  • The Construction Environment
  • Digital Applications for Construction Information
  • Tender and Procurement
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Principles of Alternative Energy
  • Principles of Off-site Construction

Students will be expected to conduct additional directed and independent study during their own time away from college to complete the programme.

Specialist facilities and features:

  • Our construction training centre at Basford has a national reputation for the quality of education and training provided.
  • Approved by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
  • State of the art industry training centre
  • 3D Printers
  • CAD/CNC equipment
  • Recognition from national construction bodies
  • Highly qualified tutors with a wide range of industry experience

Nottingham College is proud to have been awarded the Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze Award for high quality student experience and outcomes. You can read more about this on the Office for Students website.

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: MOD1

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Location Date Fees / reductions
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 23rd September 2024

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: MOD1


Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Modern Methods of Construction for England (HTQ) - awarded by Pearson Edexcel.


1 year

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. For creative courses you would usually need a qualification in a relevant subject area.

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.

Teaching & assessment

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.


This course is ideal for those who are interested in a career as a design co-coordinator, construction site supervisor, design technician, site manager or project manager within the modern methods of construction sector. Recent graduates have gone on to seek work in construction and project management, quantity surveying, building surveying, site engineering and architectural technology.

About the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The TEF is a national scheme run by the Office for Students (OfS) that aims to encourage higher education providers to improve and deliver excellence in the areas that students care about the most: teaching, learning and achieving positive outcomes from their studies.

Learn more about the TEF