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Course summary

The HNC Construction is an exciting programme which 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. Through studying the HNC Construction, 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. During your studies you will acquire 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 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. Achievement of the HNC prepares you for further higher education qualifications such as a the HND 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.


Individual Project (Pearson-set) Construction Technology Science & Materials Construction Practice & Management Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out Principles of Alternative Energy

Assessment method

The HNC is taught using a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Truro Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider international applicants.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8224 Year 1
EU £9335 Year 1
England £8224 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8224 Year 1
Scotland £8224 Year 1
Wales £8224 Year 1
Channel Islands £8224 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Construction at University Centre Truro and Penwith - UCAS