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HNC Construction and the Built Environment

Do you get excited by the idea of designing and managing the buildings that make the world we live in? If the answer is yes then the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction is a course for you, it will support your career and help you to take your first steps into construction management.

Why choose this course?

The HNC in Construction focuses on the key knowledge and skills required by a technician employed in a construction management role. The qualification will cover management principles and will include a specialist core that embraces the management of construction organisations and human resources, together with basic construction planning and elements of site administration.

You will develop contemporary vocational skills including study, research, analysis, planning and organisational skills. You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning and the ability to be flexible and to work co-operatively with others. Completion of the HNC will enable you to achieve appropriate professional body recognition in particular, but not exclusively, from the Chartered Institute of Building. It will support progression to the HND or into employment within the sector.

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Start date: 19/09/2022

Course code
Level 4
Truro College
1 year
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Awarding Body

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state-of-the-art facilities

You will be studying your construction programme with the best facilities on offer, with the latest equipment and resources on offer.

opportunity for further HE or employment

Completion of the HNC will offer progression to the HND in Construction management or employment in the sector.

Learn from sector experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the construction industry.

what will i learn?

Through studying the HNC in Construction you will get practical experience with emerging technologies (such as 3D printing and computer-aided design); as well as this you will also be taught by staff with extensive industrial experience and get a grounding in the legal responsibilities and health and safety of construction management. The HNC in Construction develops knowledge and skills in areas such as construction materials and specifications, site surveying, construction technology (substructure/industrial/commercial superstructure), site administration, and standard forms of construction contracts. An example of the modules you will study are detailed below:

  • Work in the design and management of construction projects
  • Prepare and create accurate construction drawings
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Materials science in construction
  • Site Surveying

where will it take me?

Achievement of the HNC prepares you for further higher education qualifications such as a the HND in Construction Management, as well as the option to enter the industry to start your working career in construction. Graduates often enter roles such as construction managers, site managers, project managers, design managers and CAD/BIM technicians to name a few.

additional information

For entry to this programme, you will require a GCSE Grade 4 in Maths, English, Science, a Level 3 vocational equivalent (diploma/extended diploma), a T Level in Construction or equivalent industry experience in a relevant field. You must have a keen interest in construction and a good work ethic. You must be able to work alone and as part of a team and to demonstrate commitment to the course.

We provide all of the tools and materials for the course, however you will be responsible for your own PPE and will be required to come equipped with a pair of steel to capped boots and a pair of safety glasses.

For any further information, please contact Richard Billington:


01872 308395

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