HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time

City of Newport Campus

Start Date

Start Date
20 September 2021

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
  • Interview with tutor to discuss personal situations, and assess the level of experience already achieved in a similar field.

In a nutshell

Study towards an industry recognised qualification in Construction, professionally recognised by ICE, CIAT, ISE, RICE, CIOB, CIBSE and CIPHE.

This course is for you if...

... 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 and refurbishment, construction practice management, construction information (including CAD), indvidual project, BIM, and measuring, tendering and estimating.

Current projects include design and management of a voluntary refurbishment to a local school building and design and specification of residential maintenance.

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.

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.

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.

City of Newport Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 20 September 2021

This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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