HNC Built Environment

Course Content

This course provides the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in construction management including site surveying, planning and building, the measurement for computer-aided design and learning about the latest construction technologies. This course will enable learners to achieve professional body recognition in particular, but not exclusively, from the Chartered Institute of Building.


A flexible learning programme of study is available for students to attend college whilst employed within a related discipline. Learners are required to be employed within a related discipline with relevant industry experience. Approval from your employer is required.

Entry Requirements

National Certificate in Built Environment, PDA certificate or one Higher (or equivalent) at Grade C or above, preferably in Maths or Science. 

Applicants whose first language is not English should have a minimum ESOL Intermediate Level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.


Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant industry-related experience, will be considered at the discretion of the Curriculum and Quality Leader.

Method of Assessment

Submission of written reports, ongoing course assessment and a graded unit project.

Future Prospects

Progress to HND Architectural Technology Year 2, HND Construction Management Year 2 or a range of degree-level studies, in areas such as surveying, construction and project management. 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Building Services & Built Environment

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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