Study a multi-disciplinary course across a range of Built Environment topics and progress directly into employment with this HNC in Construction and The Built Environment.

Develop your practical skills throughout the entire course, as well as advancing your specialist knowledge and understanding in this industry.

A HNC is recognised internationally by employers, and you’ll have key concepts and essential skills to follow a rewarding career, or progress onto professional qualifications such as those offered by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Openshaw Campus
Part Time
2 years
September 2021
Hannah Qaisi

Philip Maybury

Danny Ross

• 48 UCAS points
You’ll need to attend an interview to determine their suitability and capability.
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview

Year 1: Building Information Modelling (15 credits)

Year 1: Building Information Modelling (15 credits)

Year 1: Civil Engineering (15 credits)

Year 1: Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) (15 credits)

Year 1: Construction Management (15 credits)

Year 1: Construction Management (15 credits)

Year 1: Science & Materials (15 credits)

Year 1: Science & Materials Yr1 (15 credits)
Pelsmaker, S. (2012) The Environmental Design Pocket Book

Duggal, S. K. (2009) Building Materials

McMullan, R. (2007) Environmental Science in Building

G. D. Taylor (2000) Materials in Construction – An Introduction

G. D. Taylor (2002) Materials in Construction – Principles, Practice and Perfomance

Burberry P (1997) Environment and Services

Everett, A. (1994) Materials (Mitchells Building Series)

Ashworth, A. (2008) Pre-contract Studies: Development Economics, Tendering and Estimating

Cooke, B. and Williams, P. (2009) Construction Planning, Programming and Control

Egan, J. (1998) Rethinking Construction: Report of the Construction Task Force

Fryer, B. (2004) The Practice of Construction Management

Latham, M. (1994) Constructing the Team

(2015) Managing Health and Safety in Construction
You’ll be taught in seminar sessions, and assessment methods could include:

• Essays
• Case studies
• Presentations
• Practicals
• Report writing

You’re awarded a grade for each unit completed, and an overall grade for the completed qualification, which is based on the grades for the individual units.
With this course and future qualifications, you could follow an exciting career path as a:

• Construction Manager
• Architectural technician or technologist
• Quantity Surveyor
• Project Manager
• Estimator
• Buyer
• Building Surveyor

Construction & Property Average Salary – UK
£44,026 Per Annum

Average UK Professional salary:

Quantity Surveyor £51,558
CAD Technician £32,525
Building Surveying £46,363
Architecture £40,238
Project Manager £55,411
There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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You may be required to purchase books, drawing equipment and some local programme related trips will be organised

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.

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