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Construction and the Built Environment HNC Level 4

Course Overview

This course equips you with a nationally recognised qualification that enhances your workplace skills and helps prepare you to advance your career in the construction industry.

This is a professional qualification that provides the ideal foundation for further study, or helps you secure a job.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) consists of eight units, covering key knowledge and practical skills for the sector.

The modules studied may include:

  • Construction Practice & Management 
  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction Information (drawing, detailing and specification)
  • Surveying, Measurement & Setting out
  • Tendering and Procurement

Course Overview

Course Overview

This course equips you with a nationally recognised qualification that enhances your workplace skills and helps prepare you to advance your career in the construction industry.

This is a professional qualification that provides the ideal foundation for further study, or helps you secure a job.

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) consists of eight units, covering key knowledge and practical skills for the sector.

The modules studied may include:

  • Construction Practice & Management 
  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction Information (drawing, detailing and specification)
  • Surveying, Measurement & Setting out
  • Tendering and Procurement

Student Spotlight

Tom Twidale, HNC Construction and the Built Environment

The staff and lecturers were brilliant, very informative as well as being very friendly. The family-feel that they created helped increase my confidence as well as give me friends for life. Since I finished my course I have been employed by a large architectural practice in Yeovil.

Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by a mix of assignments, project work and some exams. Each module is assessed by means of a series of internally set assignments that involve a combination of scenariobased tasks linked to project work, practical exercises, timed tasks, individual study and presentations.

Entry Requirements and Progression

Progression

There are more than 30 career choices within the construction professions, so the HNC really does open doors. In addition, you could go on to study at HND or degree level.

Entry Requirements

People come to this course from a range of backgrounds, and there is no single specific entry requirement. However, applicants would be expected to have at least one of the following:

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points from a full Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject 
  • A Level 3 National Diploma in Construction 

Other appropriate qualifications may be taken into consideration, or relevant work experience.

Fees

The current fee for 2020/21 entry to this course is £3,900* per academic year of study.

The fee for 2021/22 entry to this course will be set during Spring 2021.

For more information regarding course fees, please read our ‘Fees and Funding’ page.

*Fees are subject to review annually. The fees for existing students may be increased annually in line with the Retail Price Index.

Policies and Regulations

Bridgwater Graduation 2020

12th March 2021