Blackburn College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Lancaster University

Construction and the Built Environment

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Course summary

The HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Construction and the Built Environment is an introductory higher education qualification and offers a broad base of traditional construction subjects with specialist options allowing you to adapt the course to your particular career ambitions. You will study 8 modules in total in order to successfully complete the HNC award. This qualification is ideal if you are returning to study after a gap. The continued development and regeneration of towns and cities in the UK has led to a continuous demand for suitably qualified professionals across all construction disciplines. The HNC in Construction is at an introductory undergraduate level and offers a broad base of traditional construction subjects with specialist options allowing you to adapt the course to your particular career ambitions. The course is tailored to students with ambitions of working within construction in a professional, managerial, or technical capacity. This course is designed to provide you with a high level of understanding of the design, function, construction and statutory requirements for buildings of all classes, and to prepare you for more advanced employment in the construction industry. The part time mode of this course is one day weekly or alternatively two evenings weekly.


Modules include: (Subject to availability of teaching staff and student demand) Science & Materials (15 credits) Construction Management (15 credits) Analytical Methods (15 credits) Group Research Project (15 credits) Construction & Maintenance of Buildings (15 credits) And three option modules from a choice of: Law and Contract (15 credits) Computer Aided Design (15 credits) Site Survey (15 credits) Building Surveying (15 credits) Personal Development Planning (15 credits) Tendering & Estimating (15 credits)

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by open-book examinations, assignments/briefs, a group project as well as group and individual presentations. Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. art portfolio, written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants must show that they have a good level of spoken and written English, and if English is not your first language you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to study in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have relevant work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview

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Construction and the Built Environment at Blackburn College - UCAS