HNC in Construction and the Built Environment

in Modern Methods of Construction and Offsite

HNC in Construction and the Built Environment


 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 or Construction Management

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 Construction will cover the following occupational roles:

  • Assistant Site Manager
  • Assistant Supervisor
  • Construction Site Supervisor

Undertaking associated duties:

  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • Contributor to BIM duties
  • 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
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project.
Training and Development Summary

The Higher National Certificate in Construction is to provide education and training for a range of careers in construction and the built environment, specialising in the area of construction management, design, architectural technology and other professional and technical roles in the wider built environment sector

Students will study a total of 8 units to gain a HNC in Construction

The structure of the units will be:

Year 1

  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Civil Engineering Technology

Year 2

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Practice and Management
  • Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
Professional Recognition and Career Progression

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

  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
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