Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Further Details


University Level

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 2 Years


Building Services

Course Overview

The BTEC Higher National Certificate qualifications in Construction is aimed at students who are looking to develop their career into management, higher technical and professional roles across the construction sector. Candidates are generally already working in technician roles, and this course supports student’s development towards positions such as site or project Managers.

The Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in construction and the built environment, vendor accredited certification and Professional Body membership, upon which students can build, should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage.

For example, progression to the Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to a top-up at Level 6. In addition, the qualifications may provide links to industry-related and employer-supported apprenticeship schemes that can provide further opportunities for enhanced employability.

A two-year part time course with a one-day attendance per week on Wednesdays. Or, a one-year full time course with a two-day attendance.

All applications will be considered individual merit, however, offers will usually be based on:
1. BTEC Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
2. Other related Level 3 qualifications
3. Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including Maths and English
4. An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant area
5. Related work experience may be considered in place of formal qualifications

Individual Project
Construction Technology
Construction Practise & Management
Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
Science & Materials
Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
Surveying, Measuring & Setting Out
Tendering & Procurement
Advanced Quantities for Complex Building Projects (optional if the student wishes to progress to the HND programme)

Through written assignments, reports, and presentations.

The course fee for Year 1 is £3,600 and the fee for Year 2 is £3,600.

READY TO begin your journey?

Apply Now

Stockport college at a glance
Our Open Day is your chance to explore the College and find out the range of courses we offer. Whether you're interested in post-16 qualifications or studying with us as an adult, our Open Day will help you make the right choice.

Next Event
Thursday 28th September 2023


Course not quite right for you?

try these similar courses