HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

City of Newport Campus



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Start Date

Start Date
18 September 2024

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • 2 A-Levels or equivalent, or
  • BTEC Lv3 at Merit grade and above
  • Trade Diplomas and NVQs accepted with appropriate level of experience and will need interview.
  • Interview with tutor to discuss personal situations, and assess the level of experience already achieved in a similar field.

In a nutshell

This course is designed for those who want to further their knowledge and skills in construction and progress within the industry. Learners will cover construction & maintenance, design principles, Computer Aided Design, materials, science and economics. These subjects are accompanied by sustainable development within the construction industry, delivering the latest techniques and processes in graphical project based modules.

This course is for you if...

... You are looking for a career in surveying, quantity surveying, Civil Engineering, Architectural Technology and Construction management at HNC level

... You have a keen interest in construction

... You want a nationally recognised qualification

... You work well with both practical and theoretical study

What will I be doing?

The qualification is provided by Pearson (Edexcel) and delivered by industry professionals at the Newport Campus.

Modules include:

  • Principles of refurbishment
  • Construction practice management
  • Construction information (including CAD)
  • Indvidual project
  • BIM
  • Measuring
  • Tendering
  • Estimating.

Current projects include design and management of a voluntary refurbishment buildings and design and specification of residential maintenance and community support.

Sessions are a blend of lectures, design studios and practical experimentation, based around real project scenarios and simulated problems.

Once complete, you’ll achieve the HNC Diploma Construction and the Built Environment. Study towards an industry recognised qualification in Construction, professionally recognised by ICE, CIAT, ISE, RICE, CIOB, CIBSE and CIPHE.

Full time, part time or Apprenticeship pathways are available.

What is expected of me?

To enter this course, you’ll need:

  • Trade experience with 1 year foundation Subsidiary diploma at level 3
  • 2 A-Levels or equivalent, or
  • BTEC Level 3 at Merit Grade and above
  • Trade Diplomas and NVQs accepted with appropriate level of experience
  • Interview with a tutor to discuss personal situations and assess the level of experience already achieved in a similar field.

We expect full commitment to your studies and the ability to continue your studies in your own time.

What comes next?

The natural progression from the HNC is to complete the HND, which comprises a further 8 modules completed over a similar schedule of 1-2 years. There is an option to achieve two modules in the intermediate summer break between the HNC and HND to allow you further flexibility in your timetables.

HNC Pathways Include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Building Services
  • Surveying
  • Architectual technology.

Alternatively, links are made with local universities and discussions can be held to pursue honours degrees after successful completion of the HNC. The same offer can be made if you’re completing the HND.

Additional information

You’ll benefit from having access to a laptop, so that you become familiar with the Computer Aided Design process.

You’ll need to purchase a scale ruler, graphical pencils/pens and general stationery.

We offer the HNC over 2 years, with 8 modules to complete. Day release on Tuesday (Part time) or Tuesday and Thursday (Full time) allows you to complete within one year, but personalised situations can be accommodated.

Where can I study HNC Construction and the Built Environment?

City of Newport Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 18 September 2024

After booking your course you have 14 days to change your mind and request a full refund. You can still request a refund after this date, but this will only be given if you meet the criteria from the college fee policy.

If your chosen course starts within 14 days of you booking your place, then the 14 day refund policy does not apply and any refund will be subject to the college fee policy.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team