Burnley College

HNC in Construction & The Built Environment (Electrical) Burnley College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Burnley College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course is highly regarded by Employers and academic institutions alike, preparing students for a career in management in the Construction industry or as the stepping stone to higher level study. The programme gives a comprehensive general introduction to the study of construction, encompassing building technology, project management and legislation, with the opportunity for students to select an area in which to specialise through work-based modules.

Course details


Mandatory modules are: A Pearson-set Individual Project, Construction Technology; Science and Materials; Construction Practice and Management; Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction; Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification). Two Optional Units from: Surveying, Measuring and Setting Out; Tender and Procurement; Building Information Modelling; Principles of Refurbishment; Principles of Alternative Energy; Principles of Public Health Engineering; Civil Engineering Technology; Principles of Electrical Design and Installation; Site Supervision and Operations.

Assessment method

Teaching, learning and assessment on this course has been specially designed to help students build their knowledge between modules and between academic and work-based activities. Teaching is delivered by a mixture of formal lectures by industry experts, seminars, workshops, case studies and field visits, all supported by live project work to put theory into practice. Leading figures in the Construction industry give insightful and innovative lectures which are combined with the opportunity to attend site visits and presentations given by specialists within the Construction industry. Assessment involves a combination of coursework, presentation exercises and examinations which will show your industry expertise and knowledge.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code CT01
Institution code B69
Campus name Burnley College
Campus code A

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Level 3 qualification in a related construction sector industry, such as brickwork, joinery or plastering. National Diploma or HNC in a related subject. BSc (Hons) Technology (Foundation Entry). Relevant work experience will also be considered. All applicants will need to demonstrate GCSE Maths and English with a minimum grade C or equivalent qualification. Mature applicants who do not meet these entry criteria are welcome and will be assessed on an individual basis. All applicants will be interviewed to ascertain the relevant experiential background necessary to undertake the course. Accreditation of prior certificated or experiential learning against some of the course modules will be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,000 Year 1
EU £7,000 Year 1
England £7,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,000 Year 1
Scotland £7,000 Year 1
Wales £7,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

An additional £250 for exam registration taken on enrolment

Provider information

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Burnley College
Princess Way
BB12 0AN

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