HNC Building Studies

  • 2 years
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: Darlington College (01325 503050 or, Hartlepool College of Further Education (01429 295000 or and Redcar & Cleveland College (01642 473132 or
  • Fee for UK/EU students (from Sept 2017 entry): £4,500 (120 credits)
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This course is for higher technicians in architecture or design, building management, building control, quantity surveying and building surveying.

It explores the construction of new properties and the adaptation and restoration of existing buildings. You are introduced to all aspects of construction including design, health and safety and management.

What you study

You study eight units chosen covering the range of needs of local and national industries and business.

How you learn

The course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You are required to complement your college-based learning with self study.

How you are assessed

Assessment is by a range of integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests which are planned throughout the year.

Career opportunities

The qualification provides you with the opportunity to seek career development into senior positions in national and international companies. Alternatively, you may seek further study to HND, degree level and beyond.

Entry requirements

You need an appropriate technician or craft qualification at Level 3 or similar, and a good standard of literacy and numeracy skills.

The most common eligible qualifications include A levels, BTEC Extended Diplomas/National Diplomas and Access to Higher Education Diplomas. We may also consider substantial work experience in a relevant area. If you have non-traditional qualifications, or wish to discuss your eligibility, please call our admissions enquiry telephone number or email.

For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section

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