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HNC Future Homes Design and Construction - Level 4


The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Future Homes Design and Construction is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector and adapt to a constantly changing world; with specific emphases on the design, manufacture and installation of housing, using off-site, factory-built and new technologies. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

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
13/09/2021TBCTBC2 yr(s)4746D1456£3800.00Apply

How long is the course?

2 years, part-time for 1 day a week.

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; Housing Project Manager, Site Manager, Off-Site Construction Manager
• Architectural Technologies; Housing Design Technician, Digital Design Technician
• Land and Building Surveying
• BIM (Building Information Modelling); BIM Technician, Modeller or Manager
• Facilities Manager
• Planning; Planning Officer, Building Control Officer.

What will I study?

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
  • Principles of Alternative Energy
  • BIM (Building Information Modelling)
  • Housing Design and Specification
  • Housing Economics

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 Future Homes Design and Construction (top-up) programme.

How do I apply?

Apply online


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