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Course Length

24 months


£3,500 per annum

Awarded By

Pearson Education Ltd

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HNC Construction & Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

Institute of Technology Course

About the Course

The HNC courses offered in the Construction Professional Department are designed to consolidate and extend the skills and knowledge of those working in the building and civil engineering sectors, with essential subject knowledge content designed by employers and professional sector bodies.

The purpose of this course is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals, able to meet the needs and demands of employers in the construction sector and to adapt to a constantly changing world. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students completing the course will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction and the built environment. Students will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. You will develop a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. You will be adaptable and flexible in your approach to construction and the built environment, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Entry Requirements

BTEC National Extended Diploma or other full equivalent Level 3 qualification, in a discipline related to Construction and The Built Environment


A minimum of three GCSE passes (grades 4 or above) to include Mathematics at grade 5 or equivalent and English Language

Mature applicants who may not meet standard entry requirements but have significant relevant industry experience, may be considered. They will be required to undertake a written task and attend an interview. International applicants will need to provide evidence of their qualifications and English Language level.

Where next?

On successful completion of this course, students may progress onto studies at Level 5 or above including HND or BSc/BEng. Progression onto other courses will be subject to meeting the entry criteria of the institution. Students may also move into higher roles or positions within their organisation, or wish to develop their career further by moving into other employment.

What additional resources will I need?

Additional costs may include students own electronic storage devices, books, subscriptions or memberships other than those available through the college library.

Student finance information

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Higher Education Scholarship.


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Important COVID-19 update – Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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