Construction and the Built Environment - HNC (Edexcel)


Qualification Obtained: BTEC HNC Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (QCF)

Course Overview

The UK construction industry is dominated by small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with a relatively small number of larger companies. The private sector is a major source of employment, with local government and government bodies also offering employment opportunities. Nearly three-quarters of building and construction management graduates are employed six months after graduating, going into roles such as Building Control Surveyor, Building Services Engineer, Facilities Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Site Engineer. By progressing to an HND, degree or relevant professional qualification, you could increase your career prospects even further.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment provides you with a specialist work-related programme of study which covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the construction sector and also offers you the opportunity to engage in particular specialisms through the choice of specialist units.

Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification offering you career progression and professional development for those of you already in employment; opportunities to progress further in higher education.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 4 HNC in Construction and the Built Environment offers a progression route for those of you who are employed in the construction sector.

This HNC in Construction and the Built Environment programme works in close partnership with local and regional contractors. This close working relationship has developed into structured planned site visits and work experience available for you on the course leading to you being giving the opportunity for employment within the industry. The programme is recognised by various professional bodies which provides the facility for you to become student members of these institutions. 

The programme is intended for those students who wish to pursue a career at higher professional/technician level within the construction industry but who have not, as yet, decided upon a specific construction career area. The variety of disciplines covered allows you to explore different specialist areas and identify a career that best matches your individual strengths and aspirations.

The School has excellent, well-developed working relationships with a wide range of construction employers, through which we help and support you into sustainable employment. These links to local and national employers give you the skills and applied knowledge required for a career in construction management. Many past students are now employed by companies such as Laing O'Rouke, BAE Systems, FParkinson, Blackpool Borough Council and Eric Wright in a wide range professions.

Industry experienced tutors, aided by input from employers and partner organisations, ensure this course is kept up-to-date and closely aligned to the needs of industry. The programme content is delivered by highly-qualified tutors, all from industry and experienced in a variety of construction disciplines who work to create a strong climate of student support.

Course Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following: NVQ Level 3; 1 A Level; 2 AS Levels; BTEC National Diploma/Certificate. We do however consider applications from mature students who have substantial industrial experience in lieu of formal qualifications

2017 Entry Requirements

A new UCAS Tariff will be used for courses starting from September 2017, the new entry requirements are as follows;


Admission to level 4 (HNC) would normally be on the basis of one of the following prior achievement:

  • An NVQ Diploma at Level 3 in any construction craft
  • A minimum of 80 UCAS points (based on the new UCAS tariff with effect from Sept 2017)


  • GCSE Maths and English at grade C

Application from mature students who do not possess the formal entry qualifications but can demonstrate relevant industry experience, will be considered on merit but would not normally be considered without GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.

Study Options

Course Code: CT1HE100
Start Date: 12/09/2016
End Date: 08/06/2018

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: Bispham Campus

Course Code: CT1HE100
Start Date: 30/01/2017
End Date: 01/06/2018

Duration: 18 Months
Location of Study: Bispham Campus

Course Code: CT1HE100
Start Date: 12/09/2017
End Date: 08/06/2019

Duration: 2 Years
Location of Study: Bispham Campus

Course Code: CT1HE100
Start Date: 30/01/2018
End Date: 01/06/2019

Duration: 18 Months
Location of Study: Bispham Campus

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