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Pearson BTEC HNC L4 in Building Services (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) FT

Are you looking for a national recognised qualification? Are you ready to improve your career prospects and looking for a building services engineer? If so a, Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Building Services Engineering (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) will help you get there.

This course at UCNL will introduce you to the role of building services and how it makes buildings meet the needs of people who live and work in them through design, installation, operation and monitoring of the technical services that are of major importance within the broad field of building services engineering.

All teaching staff having extensive industrial experience, are highly qualified and enthusiastic professionals.

Upon completion of your Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Building Services Engineering for England (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) you will have developed a wider knowledge of the building services engineering principles which will prepare you for employment opportunities in the building services engineering industry or take further qualifications to further your knowledge and understanding of the industry.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Awarding Body


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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

  • Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
  • The Construction Environment
  • Digital Applications for Construction Information
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Principles of Public Health Engineering
  • Site Supervision & Operations
  • Scientific Principles for Building Services

Further details about this course are available in the course specification at:

9781292416540-hncd-building-services-engineering-rqf.pdf (pearson.com)

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus

 On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures, field trips and one to one discussion with your tutor. Online opportunities for learning may also be utilised.

The academic year is 30 weeks in duration with students expected to attend two days a week on a full-time programme and one day a week on a part time programme.

 Further students will receive 14 hours of teaching per week when attending on a full-time course and 7 hours part time. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support.

Applicants would normally be expected to have a minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff points. A BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one A level, in a relevant subject (maths, science, geography). Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.

We also encourage applications from mature students, and we are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations.

This course is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within it. Further the course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas of building services engineering including:

  • Building Services Engineering Technician
  • Heating/Cooling System Designer
  • Designer Heating/Cooling System Designer

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. The HNC course is designed to provide progression onto a BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up. This will also then offer a route to study a top-up degree in building services engineering or a related discipline as well as progression to professional body membership.

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



Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you’ll 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
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities


Apply or enquire about this course

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

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125