HNC Construction

UCAS Code: G80 122K Credit Value: 120 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
HNC Construction Awarding body

Your Programme

About the HNC Construction programme

Higher National qualifications in Construction are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the construction sector, and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in construction. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Construction sector, BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Entry Requirements

BTEC Level 3, Construction Related Construction work and site experience, NVQ Level 3 in Construction trades, GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent), other related Level 3 qualifications, an Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution or an international equivalent of the above.


What you will learn

HNC Units

1.Individual Project (Pearson-set)

2. Construction Technology

3. Science and Materials

4. Construction Practice & Management

5. Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction

6. Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)

7. Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out

14. Building Information Modelling

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Lectures and taught sessions, workshops, practical skills gained in research, technical drawings and site surveying, self-study, directed study, workplace scenarios and site surveying.

Programme Benefits

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

What next?

Students with this qualification can gain entry into several professional institutes or degree courses such as the HND Top up.

Assistant Design Co-ordinator, Design & Build Co-ordinator, Construction Site Supervisor, Construction Design Technician, Site Manager, Project Manager, Health & Safety Manager, Planning Supervisor, Construction Technician Architectural Technologist, Architectural Draftsperson, Information Manager, Architectural Technician, Architectural Designer.