HNC Construction & the Built Environment

For 2020 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 4 Construction

This programme is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in sustainable construction giving you an insight into building surveying, building control, quantity surveying, civil engineering, structural engineering or construction management.

This introductory qualification gives you the opportunity to study a focussed selection of traditional and contemporary construction and civil engineering subjects, informed by the needs of industry. It will cover a targeted range of contemporary vocational skills; for example utilising the latest equipment and techniques for surveying, setting out, construction drawing and the sustainable use of building materials; thus enabling you to make an immediate contribution when employed in the construction sector.

On completion of the programme you will be more versatile, more employable, multi-skilled and professionally competent in your chosen career. A variety of different teaching styles enables you to learn in an effective manner, ensuring that you have the right knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace. The programme will also equip you with communication, team working and time management skills, making you a more effective student and employee.

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– Bachelor’s degree programmes at UK Universities

Possible Careers 

– Planners

– Site Managers

– Advisors

– Administrative and technical roles

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points (32 from A2 Level preferably in a maths, science, engineering or design technology subject). Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English and maths.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award

The Cornwall College Group delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

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Course Documents

HNC Construction & Built Environment 2019-20 Handbook


Indicative Modules

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Design Principles & Application
  • Science & Materials
  • Health, Safety & Welfare
  • An Applied Introduction to Site Surveying Procedures
  • Introduction to Project Planning & Development

*Modules are subject to change and availability


HNC Construction & the Built Environment

Start Date

September 2020




2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information