HNC Construction

UCAS Code: G80 122K Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 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

Applicants are required to hold a BTEC Level 3 Construction, NVQ Level 3 in Construction Trades, A Level in a relevant subject, supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent). Applicants with no formal academic qualifications will be considered on credit. Related construction work and site experience is an advantage.


What you will learn

HNC – Mandatory Units
1. Individual Project (Pearson-set)
2. Construction Technology
3. Construction Practice & Management
4. Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
5. Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
6. Building Information Modelling

Optional Units
7. Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out
8. Science and Materials

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, or employment at Higher Technician Level for example, 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.