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HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment

More and more construction employers are looking for workers that have higher level qualifications, so gaining a HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment could help you land those jobs you want. It is designed to allow you to pursue careers in the fields of the many professions in construction, such as management, architecture, design, quantity surveying, building surveying and land surveying.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course starts in September 2018. You will be required to study over two years attending on a day release basis from 9.00am - 5.00pm. Alternatively, you can study on an evening only basis from 5.30pm - 9.00pm for two evenings per week for two years.

What will I study?

The HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment course will develop knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relevant to the construction industry.

The successful completion of the course requires you to achieve a minimum of eight units. You will study the following units:

  • Design Principles and Application
  • Science and Materials
  • Group Project
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Management Principles and Application
  • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
  • Economics for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Computer-aided Design for Construction

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through assignment work, reports, essays and presentations.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should hold a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Diploma / Subsidiary Diploma or BTEC National Award/Certificate/ Diploma in Construction or an Advanced GNVQ/AVCE in Construction and the Built Environment at pass grade. Or one A Level pass in at least one subject, plus GCSE in English and maths at grade C or above.

What are the course fees?

For 2018 entry, tuition fees for part-time study on this undergraduate qualification are £2400 per annum*.

Subject to eligibility, students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to students joining this course in academic year 2018/19, together with details of how to apply can be found on our finance page.

*Subject to change.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Successful completion of this course will provide a platform for employment into many different areas of construction including site supervision, project management, quantity surveying, building surveying or architectural design.

The progression to Professional Institute Membership (CIOB, CIAT, RICS) is also enhanced with this qualification. Your skills and knowledge will be further developed by progressing further in your studies onto a higher level of qualification.

The course prepares you for progression onto the HND in Construction and the Built Environment. There is also the possibility of advancing onto the first or second year of a university degree programme (the entry year will depend upon the particular university).

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.