The Construction and the Built Environment (RQF) HNC course, awarded by Pearson, is the perfect course for technicians already employed in the construction industry to further their knowledge and gain the additional skills needed for promotion and progression. The course is also suited to self-employed workers and those who run their own construction businesses.
This part-time course allows students to continue to work, whilst furthering their understanding of the broad health and safety, design, management and technological aspects of the contemporary construction industry. The course is designed with employers in mind and teaches vocational skills that can be directly applied to the construction environment.
Quantity surveyors are paid up to £62,000/year in Greater London and there are nearly 8,000 construction project managers employed throughout, Hertfordshire, Thurrock, Essex and London.
You will be taught through a combination of:
Lectures will provide you with most of the fundamental subject information knowledge that you will require and will be taught in large groups.
Meetings with your personal tutor will give you the opportunity to discuss topics in detail, highlight any areas of difficulty and discuss your progression through the course.
Workshop and simulation sessions will give you hands-on experience of engineering techniques and software, and as a part of your course will have access to the latest engineering simulation packages, including CAD.
When you are not attending lectures, workshops or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library and preparing coursework assignments and presentations.
The entry requirement to this course is 48 UCAS points from relevant Level 3
qualifications such as the National Diploma in Construction or an Access to
Higher Education Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.
GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above, or equivalent Level 2
qualifications are required. An interview may be required before an offer can be
All students must be employed in a construction role (part-time or full-time)
and must be able to prove their employment. Employer references will be obtained
prior to a place being offered. Non-traditional students without formal
qualifications, but with at least five years’ relevant work experience can also
If you are interested in applying for the course, please contact the
or call 01708 455011.
Where will it take me?
On successful completion of the course you will be eligible for entry to the
Level 5 HND programme. Alternatively, you may wish to progress to a degree
course at university. The HNC course can also be used as an entry requirement
for professional qualifications, such as those offered by the Chartered
Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of
Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Course Assessment Method
As this course has been designed with employers in mind, our assessment
methods also replicate submissions that extend practical knowledge whilst
developing academic understanding. Assessments can be in the form of written
academic assignments, written reports, presentations, project-based assessments,
group or individual presentations, practical demonstrations and recordings. All
grades achieved are subject to internal verification, external quality assurance
from the awarding body, and internal examination review board.
Group lectures will provide you with most of the subject information and
knowledge that you will require. You will also have meetings with your personal
tutor to give you the opportunity to discuss topics in detail, highlight any
areas of difficulty and discuss your progress.
Workshop and simulation sessions will give you hands-on experience of
engineering techniques and software, and you will have access to the latest
engineering simulation packages, including CAD.
Staff involved in delivery of this course are all trained to a minimum of
Level 4 and hold relevant teacher training qualifications expected in line with
HE delivery. Our current staffing profile sees a mixture of disciplines,
including Surveying and Design backgrounds.