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HNC Construction and the Built Environment - Level 4


The construction industry has never been so varied and dynamic and this course offers you the opportunity to develop your existing knowledge of the industry to help meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. This course is for those who want to take their career within construction to a more higher technical level for those wishing to pursue a career within architectural technology, surveying, construction management or building control, to name a few.

Entry requirements

In order to start this course, you will need to have successfully completed a minimum of one of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Construction / Building Services / Civil Engineering with MM/DMM profile
  • 3 A-Levels grade C or above, to include Physics and Maths
  • Level 3 City and Guild vocational qualification in a construction or building service related discipline

Alternatively, we will consider substantial experience in a construction-related field (4-5 years).

We normally also require GCSE English and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

Start dates and fees



Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
14/09/2020TBCTBC2 yr(s)4746D1456£3800.00Apply

How long is the course?

2 years, part-time.

You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.


How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports or essays, academic posters or displays, work-based projects, PowerPoint presentations, recordings of interviews and the creation of design documents.

What does the course lead to?

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Project Management
  • Architectural Technologist (Technician)
  • Surveyor – Land and Building
  • Facilities Manager
  • BIM Modeller
  • BIM Manager

What will I study?

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
  • Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out
  • BIM (Building Information Modelling).

What can I go on to study?

Upon successful completion of this programme, you have the opportunity to complete our one-year (full time) or two-year (part time) HND Construction and the Built Environment (top-up) programme.

How do I apply?

Apply online


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