HNC in Construction (Building Services)

in Modern Methods of Construction and Offsite

HNC in Construction (Building Services)


24 months


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Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners
Dudley College

Delivery Model
  • Day release
  • Block release options available
  • Evenings only
  • Taught in Semesters, 4 units per academic year (8 units in total)
Entry Requirements

HNC students, ideally, are working in the construction professional sector of Construction, Civil engineering, Building Services Engineering and Surveying.

Each HNC will be invited for an interview to assess the best route and pathway.

A bridging unit is available to provide students with the necessary skills in maths and construction technology if a student is new into this profession or needs additional maths and construction technology.

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and The Built Environment
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related employment in the sector of professional and technical in construction
  • Recognised Professional Body membership
  • An international equivalent of the above
Occupational Profile

Students studying the HNC in Building Services will cover the following occupational roles:

  • Assistant Project Engineer
  • Assistant Engineer
  • Building Services Site Technician

Undertaking associated duties:

  • Supervision of the installation of environmental technologies into buildings
  • Assisting design teams with building services engineering solutions on construction projects
  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • Contributor to BIM duties for Building Services
  • Control of health and safety on construction projects
  • Working closely with the installers to ensure specifications are met on site
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • Minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control the quality of works on a construction project
  • Ensure compliance with contractual conditions on a project
Training and Development Summary

The Higher National Certificate in Building Services is to provide education and training for a range of careers in construction and the built environment, specialising in the area of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

Students will study a total of 8 units to gain a HNC in Building Services – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

The structure of the units will be:

Year 1

  • Construction Technology
  • Mathematics for Construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation

Year 2

  • Individual Project
  • Science & Materials
  • Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation
  • Construction Practice & Management
Professional Recognition and Career Progression

The HNC is a recognised qualification to gain professional membership with:

  • Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineering (CIBSE)
  • Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE)
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