HNC Construction

Course Overview

The continued development and regeneration of towns and cities in the UK is expected to lead to a continuous demand for suitably qualified professionals across all construction disciplines. HNC's are substantially coursework/project based and are designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the construction sector.  Edexcel Level 4 HNCs provide a nationally recognised qualification (120 credits) offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress on to an honours degree programme. The qualification is delivered at Peterborough Regional College and is equivalent to one year of undergraduate study. Completion of this allows progression to the full degree, BSc (Hons) Construction Management, which can be studied at University Centre Peterborough.

This course offers a broad base of traditional construction subjects with specialist options allowing you to adapt the course to your particular career ambitions. If you are working within the construction field or have ambitions of working in this area in a professional, managerial, or technical capacity, then this course is for you. 

Key Facts

Science and Technology
Peterborough Regional College
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Tariff Points
Relevant Level 3 or Access to HE and interview
Accredited By
Pearson Edexcel

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HNC Construction


Construction skills represents every part of the UK construction industry, from architects to bricklayers. The sector employs 2.35 million people, representing over 8% of the UK workforce.

Core Programme Units*

  • Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Group Project in the Construction Industry
  • Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Management Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
  • Technology of Complex Buildings
  • Economics for Construction and the Built Environment

*It should be noted that the Qualifications Credit framework (QCF) will be discontinued in December 2017. It will be replaced by the  Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). The new course outline will be available in the 2018/19 prospectus. As such the course detail above is accurate for entry in September 2017. It should be noted that we will not have a January entry point for January 2018. 

Entry Requirements

  • A BTEC Level 3 National Certificate or Diploma in an construction discipline or Access to HE qualification
  •  A-levels in Maths and a Science subject
  • Plus GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science.

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