Gloucestershire College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Construction and the Built Environment

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Course summary

This Higher National qualification is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning and experience a wide-ranging study of the construction and the built environment sector. It is intended for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in an industry where a variety of technical roles such as architectural technician, site supervision or surveying could be followed. As a part-time programme, you will study over two years, attending college one day per week. The course places a large demand on your personal time and you should, therefore, allow for approximately 8 hours of self-study each week. The course is designed to give students an experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study (degree level) or training. Your options after completion of the course are to convert your (HNC) Certificate to an (HND) Diploma or apply to university to top up your qualification to a full degree. Alumni Testimonials “My favourite thing about the course was learning about a range of construction processes and activities that many of my contemporaries at work knew about, but I didn’t, and that set me back a little. The HNC helped fill in the gaps.” “After finishing my MSc in Construction Project Management at UWE, I started working for Design Software Solutions. My role involves setting companies up with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and new software and processes for the construction industry.”*


The modules/units of study will include:

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice & Management
  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
* Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students may present a more varied profile of accomplishment that is likely to include extensive work experience and/or achievement of a range of professional experience.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2
IELTS (Academic)5.5Across all skills.

To study Higher Education at Gloucestershire College, normally applicants will be required to have GCSE English and Mathematics grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent). The College will consider Functional Skills Qualification in English and Maths at Level 2. The ability to demonstrate the required level of proficiency in English and Maths, through an appropriate assessment at the College’s discretion may be considered. All decisions are based on an applicant's individual circumstances and the College will approach each application on a case by case basis.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7400* Whole course
Northern Ireland £7400* Whole course
Scotland £7400* Whole course
Wales £7400* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Gloucestershire College Tuition Fee and Financial Support page:
Construction and the Built Environment at Gloucestershire College - UCAS