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Mode of study HE Part-time
Duration Please ring for details
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Tuition Fee £2,970
Course code PLR4HCB001 (2022)
Runs on Tuesday

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  • Who is it for?

    Course Specification

    This two year part-time course is aimed at those wishing to further their academic qualifications and enhance their career opportunities in the Construction Industry.

  • Entry Requirements

    All applicants are individually assessed on their qualifications, skills and experience. You should have a desire to further your career in the Construction Industry and hold either a Level 3 NVQ Diploma or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction, a BTEC National Award or A Levels or equivalent. Ideally applicants should also have a GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English or willingness to work towards.

    International applicants require a current IELTS 5.5 score, with no single skill being below 5. Accreditation may be given for prior learning both academic and work based.

  • What does the course involve?

    Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals are designed to provide a specialist vocational programme, linked to professional body requirements and National Occupational Standards. They offer a strong, sector-related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding.

    The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. A typical progression path for Edexcel BTEC HNC students is to an honours degree programme, this depending on the match of the Edexcel BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question. Typical degrees at UCEM and University of Wolverhampton in Construction related disciplines should allow access to the second year of that course.

    The course will include the following units:

    • Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits
    • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits
    • Group Project in the Construction Industry 20 credits
    • Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits
    • Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits
    • Measuring, Tendering and Estimating for Construction and the Built Environment 15 credits
    • Computer-aided Design for Construction 15 credits
    • Personal and Professional Development 20 credits
  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will be continually assessed throughout the course. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessments include assignments, reports, phase tests, group and individual projects, presentations and case studies. Please refer to the course specification for information and assessment for this course.

  • How much does it cost?

    Additional costs include a full or partial contribution to any trips, the cost will vary depending on the details of the trip. You will be required to purchase your own scientific calculator, scale rule, protective footwear (for visits) and your own personal device (laptop recommended) for internet access and CAD practice away from College (AutoCAD & other software provided).

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Henderson

Paul Henderson

HNC in Construction & the Built Environment
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School

I have recently been appointed as Contracts Manager with Bow Construction and wanted to further my knowledge. There are good facilities here and it feels very comfortable in the new HE Centre. I’m really enjoying the design element and learning about new innovations that are being used in construction. After I’ve completed the HNC I would like to go on to Wolverhampton University.

Andrew Holloway

Andrew Holloway

HNC in Construction & the Built Environment
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy

I wanted a complete change in career and had always considered becoming an architect. When I came to an SCG Open Evening, tutors suggested the route of Higher Education in Construction. It is a great hands-on course and I especially enjoyed learning about CAD, as this is a skill I need to become an architect.

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Career Options

  • Environment professionals

    Up to £39,000

  • Production managers and directors in construction

    Up to £52,000


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