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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    Eastleigh College

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Overview

Do you get excited by the idea of designing and managing the buildings that make up the world we live in? Are you ready to boost your career and take your first steps into construction or project management? If so, this part-time Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction will help you get there.

On this course at Eastleigh College, you'll get practical experience with emerging technologies (such as 3D printing and computer-aided design). You'll also be taught by staff with extensive industrial experience and get a grounding in the legal responsibilities and health and safety of construction management.

When you complete this Construction HNC, you'll have a deep understanding of the construction process from design to completion. You'll be fully equipped to take your next step into designing and managing of construction projects, or take further qualifications to specialise in a role like surveyor or architect.

What you'll experience

On this Construction Higher National Certificate (HNC) course you'll:

  • Top up your NVQ 3 in a construction-related trade, your Level 3 in Construction and the Built Environment, and any prior experience to a full Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction
  • Work in the design and management of construction projects
  • Prepare and create accurate construction drawings
  • Build your skills in construction technology, site management, computer-aided design (CAD), building information modelling (BIM) and materials science
  • Be taught by staff with extensive industrial experience, many of whom work in the industry
  • Develop the knowledge, concepts, techniques and skills to fulfil managerial responsibilities in construction
  • Learn to understand best practice, legal responsibilities, and health and safety in the construction industry
  • Get an understanding of all aspects of the building industry from design and costing, to contract and construction
  • Learn how to consider the environment in your designs
  • Study at Eastleigh College close to Southampton

Careers and opportunities

This Construction HNC prepares you for further higher education qualifications such as a Bachelor's degree, or a career in the construction industry. There are many changes happening in the construction industry that are creating more opportunities for construction students.

What can you do with an HNC in Construction?

Previous graduates have gone on to work in areas including management of construction projects and construction design.

You can also use your Construction HNC to get entry to higher-level professional construction courses in subjects such as:

  • quantity surveying
  • construction management
  • building surveying
  • property management
  • architectural design

What jobs can you do with an HNC in Construction?

Roles our graduates have taken on include:

  • construction managers
  • site managers
  • project managers
  • design managers
  • CAD/BIM technician

You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 8,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above, or equivalent/GCSE English, Mathematics and Science at grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 36 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 157
    116 70%

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    5
  • Graduate prospects

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    96 96%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    12th

    11

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