Building Services Engineering (HNC) at Gateshead College - UCAS

Gateshead College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Building Services Engineering (HNC)

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Course summary

If you're thinking about starting a career in Building Services, returning to education or want to develop your current career in the Building Services sector, then our HNC in Building Services Engineering is ideal for you. The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering is to develop you into a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. The objectives of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering are to:

  • Give you the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve high performance in the international construction environment
  • Give you the abilities and confidence to work across different business functions and to lead, manage, respond to change, and tackle a range of complex construction situations
  • Provide the core skills required for a range of careers in construction, specifically those related to management and operations
  • Offer a balance between employability skills and essential knowledge
  • Develop your understanding of the major impact that new digital technologies have on the construction environment
  • Provide insight into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a global marketplace
  • Equip you with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values, and to allow flexible study to meet local and specialist needs.
The HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Building Services Engineering is an introductory higher education qualification and offers a broad base of traditional construction and BSE subjects with specialist options.


You will study 8 modules in total in order to successfully complete the HNC award, where all students take a total of 120 credits at level 4. Modules include: UNIT 1: Construction Design Project UNIT 2: Construction Technology UNIT 4: The Construction Environment UNIT 8: Mathematics for Construction UNIT 9: Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning UNIT 22: Scientific Principles for Building Services UNIT 26: Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling UNIT 15: Principles of Alternative Energy Some units are subject to change depending on industry requirements.

Assessment method

Each module is formally assessed through, for example: individual design projects essays presentations peer assessment open-book assignments portfolio building professional reports. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and summative feedback is provided following the submission of your formal submission of work. Additionally, lecturers will provide informal (formative) interim feedback. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a tutor, peer-review, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions. You will achieve a Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate in Building Services Engineering (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning).

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4500 Year 1
Scotland £4500 Year 1
Wales £4500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Building Services Engineering (HNC) at Gateshead College - UCAS