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  • Course Length

    24 months

  • Fees

    £3,800 per annum

  • Awarded By

    Pearson Education Ltd

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HNC Construction & Built Environment (Construction)

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. Students will have access to our industry-standard workshop facilities.

In the first year, students will study four core units: Construction Technology, Science and Materials, Construction Practice and Management, and Individual Project Management.

In the second year, students study units to focus on their chosen subject pathway.

Course content includes: Individual Project; Construction Technology; Science & Materials; Construction Practice & Management; Legal & Statutory Responsibility in Construction; Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification); Surveying, Measuring & Setting out; Civil Engineering technology.

This course is studied part-time over 24 months.

You will be provided with details of the assignment requirements for each Unit. Students will be encouraged to engage with personal and professional development, gaining formative feedback on progress towards Unit outcomes, and developing knowledge and competence in the discipline.

Summative assessment is mainly through coursework. Students will evidence their progress through written academic essays and reports, or practical activities, which will vary according to each individual Unit assessment requirements. Each Unit will carry more than one assessment task in order to meet the learning outcomes and criteria for the Unit as a whole. There are no summative written exams for this course, however in some Units, your knowledge may be formatively assessed through in class tests.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken. Typically, applicants must have one of the following:

  • A Levels - 2 A Levels at grade A-D (one of which should be subject related)
  • Vocational - Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in a related subject
  • Access - Level 3 Diploma

Mature applicants without formal qualifications, but with evidence of sufficient, relevant industrial experience will be considered.

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.

Work experience and employability


What additional resources will I need?


Fees information

Tuition fees for 2021 entry: £3,800 per annum

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

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


If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing iot@newcollege.ac.uk

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE - Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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