Building Services (HNC)

Building Services (HNC)

This industry standard qualification is well recognised by employers and provides a variety of topics to offer a well-rounded understanding of all areas of construction.


  • Course Type University Level
  • Subject Area Construction and Trades
  • Qualification Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Level 4
  • Location Future Skills Centre
  • Course Length Part time: two years – one day per week OR one year – two days per week
  • Start Date September, yearly
  • Fee £7.495
  • Course Code Not applicable

This course is ideal if you are already employed in the construction sector. You will study eight units, with an emphasis on higher level construction and building techniques, design and management of the construction process as well as how services are incorporated into building and the legal aspects of construction. You will have opportunities to put your theoretical knowledge into practice on site visits and in practical sessions in our purpose built Construction Training Centre.

How will I be taught and assessed?

You will take part in off campus site visits and undertake practical sessions in the construction laboratory and use surveying equipment. You will also be involved in small group projects and individual research. Assignments are structured to allow use of evidence from your work related activities and industry experience. Some units may require you to sit phase tests and end of unit tests.

Modules (for guidance only)

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Science and Materials
  • Construction Practice and Management
  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Mathematics for Construction

Please click here to view the Student Handbook for this course: HNC Construction Handbook 2021-22

You could progress to…

The programme satisfies the requirements to become a member of CIBSE, which with appropriate industrial experience may lead to chartered status. Other possibilities for progression would be the Building Services HND or Degree Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

This programme is an excellent progression option from the successful completion of the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma in Construction or Civil Engineering. Preference will be given to merit grade students with at least 2 years of industry experience. Students with relevant industry experience will also be considered eligible, providing the student has attained a minimum grade GCSE of 4/C in both Maths and English.

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