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Construction and the Built Environment HNC

Course Overview

The Construction and the Built Environment HNC will develop your skills and knowledge to suit a range of construction industry related pathways including construction management, architectural technician and quantity surveying.

What topics are covered?

The HNC in Construction and the Built Environment is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits. The course is designed for students who have already completed a full level 3 qualification. The Construction pathways consists of both mandatory and specialist units, all units are designed to provide a specific occupational focus to the qualification such as construction management, architectural technology and quantity surveying. The combination of units is clearly set out in the BTEC specification for each pathway. The material covered has an emphasis on work readiness and will allow you to secure the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to succeed in workplace through a range of topics that have been chosen to reflect the need for high quality professional and technical education that provides you with a clear line of sight to employment and to progression to degree level study.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those students who wish to follow a career in the Construction industry is a wide range of management or technical roles working for both client and contractor based organisations.

What are the entry requirements?

Generally, students should be at least
18 years old and have either:

  • An appropriate Level 3 qualification
  • Suitable relevant industrial experience

Mature students will be considered on an individual basis.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment.

Who is the awarding body?


Who will be my tutor?

Ian Butt

How will I learn?

The majority of the programme will be delivered in a classroom environment. However, some field trips and practical work may be undertaken during the course.

What hours will I be in college?

One day per week in College. You will be expected to allow additional time for personal study.

How will I be assessed?

Your work and progress will be continuously assessed by a range of methods, which may include assignments, projects, case studies and practical exercises. There are no end-of-year examinations on this programme.

What can I do after this course?

If you successfully complete the course, you can progress to undergraduate study at University. This course may allow you to enter at a higher level and reduce the amount of time required to complete your degree. You may also be encouraged to gain membership of a professional institute relevant to both your course and your chosen vocation.

How much does this course cost?

This Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment costs £2700.

What funding is available?

You can apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance grant/loan for living expenses. To check if you are eligible for funding, please go to the Funding for HE Students page.

What facilities are available?

AutoCAD is used by learners to produce drawings for group project work. NEC and JCT contracts are used to explain contractual obligations. Laptops are available for all learners and are used extensively within the classroom.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you apply for your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check here for term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

How do I apply?

You can apply for this course using our online form (click the ‘Apply’ button).


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