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HNC Construction and Built Environment

The course is primarily undertaken to enhance employment and earning potential for those in the field of architecture, surveying, quantity surveying, and local authority work or those working in design and production roles within the construction industry.
Completion of the course can enable further study to degree level, and lead to careers including Town Planner, Housing Inspector, Site Manager, Building Technician.

Entry Requirements

Level 2 qualifications in English and maths at grade C or above, plus a relevant Level 3 qualification such as:
• National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment
• National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
• GNVQ Advanced or Vocational A Level in the Built Environment and Construction
• An approved alternative qualification such as relevant A-Levels

Fees information


What do I need to bring?

Notepad/paper, pen, pencils, calculator (mobile phone is not acceptable for this).

Assessment/Exam information

This programme is awarded by Edexcel and delivered by Swindon College.

Assessment methods involve formative and summative strategies leading to a positive learning methodology with written feedback on all assessed work.

All work submitted for marking will be returned with feedback within four weeks.

Other information

During the course you will receive expert tuition from well-qualified and experienced staff. Within the college, you will also have access to a range of facilities; i.e. Library, IT Centre, etc.

What can I do next?

After completing the course, students could go on to a part-time degree in a built environment discipline or study for professional qualifications.

The qualification can lead to employment in a number of careers including:
• Town Planner
• Housing Inspector
• Site Manager
• Building Technician
• Architectural Technician
• Building Surveyor
• Environmental Technician
• Quantity Surveyor

Qualification description

Higher National Certificate in Construction.

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
30 weeks per year 12 Sep 2018 08 Jun 2019 Tuition fee: £2,975.00 CPJ4021
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 09:00 - 16:30
Hours per week: 6.00
Study days: 1 DAY

Any extra costs

Students will pay the standard tuition fee, plus exam, registration and material costs. There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.

For further information on costs, please contact:
Student Services,
Telephone: 01793 498106

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please contact HE Admissions:

Tel. 01793 498106
or email