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Construction and the Built Environment (Surveying) — Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Course information

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction and The Built Environment is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector, and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them. On this course students will study the following units:

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Science and Materials
  • Construction Practice and Management
  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Measurement and Estimating
  • Financial Management and Business Practices in Construction
  • Building Information Modelling

Skills and Knowledge Developed:

The Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment (Surveying) offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, as well as units within general ‘pathways’, whilst allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of a further (Level 4) unit across a range of occupational sectors. This effectively builds underpinning core skills, with general specialisation; preparing the student for further specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios.

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

HNC Construction and the Built Environment (Surveying) Programme Handbook (19-20)

Please note this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applications.


Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment (Surveying)

This course leads to...

Completion of this course provides a number of options in both education and employment and sets students on their way to becoming a professional within the built environment.

In education, the course prepares students for a Level 5 qualification within the construction and the built environment sector, bringing their professional and academic knowledge up to the required level.

Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements are:
• Level 3 BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction or Surveying).
• More mature learners with relevant Surveying experience and an advanced qualification - such as an NVQ, BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Construction or equivalent - may be eligible. In addition, mature students with level 4 or above in other relevant areas may be eligible, subject to interview. All students are expected to have a maths qualification at level 2
or above.

Applicants should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.
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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163451

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 2 Years


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for21/22 is 3640.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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