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HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

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The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) provides a practical and academic challenge within the framework of current industrial practices in construction. It is designed to enhance the practical and team leading skills of individuals who want to further their career in construction.

Design, construction and maintenance aspects are covered including transferable skills of communication and numeracy

Normally studied 1 year full time or 2 years part time

UCAS Course Code: B4N7

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery



  • Duration

    1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time

  • Awarding Body


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All the units we offer have been chosen to meet a broad range of local industry needs. The programme has the following units:

– Construction Technology (15 Credits)
– Science and Materials (15 Credits)
– Construction Practice and Management (15 Credits)
– Mathematics for Construction (15 Credits)
– Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) (15 Credits)
– Individual Project (15 Credits)
– Civil Engineering Technology (15 Credits)
– Principles of Structural Design (15 Credits)


A variety of forms of coursework assessment are employed on the programme. These include written descriptive and numerical assignments, short tests, laboratory and workshop activities, personal projects, group work, portfolio preparation and case studies.

You will normally be required to have achieved the BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or A Level or NVQ/VRQ Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject area. If you hold significant practical experience or craft qualifications but not the usual Level 3 entry requirement, your application would also be considered.

For some students, the HNC is the qualification most appropriate to immediate needs. Alternatively, you could progress onto the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)
The Higher National programmes are an ideal vehicle for progression into construction and project management roles which include tendering and estimating, contracts management, project management, site management and cost control through quantity surveying.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


Full Time – £6000

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment).
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay.
Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies).
Printing and photocopying.
If your programme includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details