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If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS; UCAS Code O22K, Institution Code Y70.

Click here to view York College’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.

The HNC in Construction and The Built Environment is a part-time day release course aimed at people employed in the construction industry. It is also appropriate for people with a more varied profile of achievement, such as those with extensive work experience or those with a range of qualifications that are related to their work sector.

The units comprising the qualification are designed to meet the skills need of the sector and the specialist units allow coverage of the full range of employment within the sector. We make full use of the choice of units available to ensure they meet the skill needs of employers and students.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry: A BTEC National Certificate/Diploma/Extended Diploma in a construction discipline or equivalent.

Non-standard entry: Applicants who have relevant skills and experience but who do not hold the standard minimum entry requirements will be considered.

Duration and Attendance

20th September 2018 - 23rd January 2020

Thursday 9.00am - 9.15pm

Part-time: 18 month’s day release attendance (three semesters, each semester 18 weeks’ duration).

Programme Content

Case study and problem-solving activities allow you to deepen your understanding in a real work environment. You are closely supported and monitored by module leaders and the course team to ensure the required skills are developed.

Students already in appropriate work will use their experience of the workplace to reinforce their learning and to see how theoretical learning can be applied in a practical role.

Course themes across the HNC and HND:

  • Individual technology
  • Science and materials
  • Construction practice and management
  • Principles of refurbishment
  • Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction
  • Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification)
  • Surveying, measuring and setting out

Assessment Methods

New material is introduced through lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. You will also engage with learning materials via the Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) as a means of student support.


Successful completion of the HNC in Construction and The Built Environment will enable you to enrol on to the HND in Construction and The Built Environment.

Progression onto a full-time or part-time degree is possible from either the HNC or HND, depending on your final grade outcomes and point of entry.

Course Fees

  Fee 2018/19 (starts) Fee 2019/20 (starts)
Part time £5750 TBC

International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425.

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

Please note: This course is available for the advanced learner loan. For more information about the advanced learner loan, please click here.

How to Apply

You need to apply for this course through the UCAS website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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