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The University of Wolverhampton

HNCBuilding Studies

Why choose this course?

This two year part time course is aimed at those wishing to further their academic qualifications and enhance their career opportunities within the Construction industry (Insert)

The aim of this course is to train construction professionals and practitioners or equivalent for working in the construction industry and to provide a solid academic basis for further progression and study e.g. onto a professionally recognized undergraduate degree studied at The University of Wolverhampton.

This nationally recognized qualification is of use to people working in or looking to work in construction in a design, production or management role allowing you to specialize in a particular aspect of building.

Watch our video below featuring staff and students from the Architecture Department here at the University of Wolverhampton.

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What happens on the course?

In your first year, you will explore key skills and professional development, construction technology, services and materials, and finally construction legal procedures.

In your second year, subjects include Built Environment Enterprise Skills (including the economic background to construction projects, followed by the completion of a simulated project), Built Environment Professional Practice and Pre-Contract Studies.

Why Wolverhampton?

This course provides a broad introduction to the construction industry and a firm foundation for future study.

It concentrates on the key multi-disciplinary topics associated with the construction industry

Motivation, determination and ambition are the common characteristics of most students who successfully graduate from this course; classes are made up of like-minded individuals with the desire to succeed.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence. Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

Career path

The HNC Building Studies course prepares you for a career within the modern building team such as a contracts manager, estimator, site engineer or quantity surveyor. It’s an ideal first step for those looking for a professional role in the construction industry.

Specialist subject and academic knowledge enables students to develop their multi-disciplinary construction knowledge, to communicate effectively; to work in a team and develop good interpersonal skills; to solve problems; to work on their own initiative, and to adapt to changing situations.

What skills will you gain?

Graduates from the HNC Building Studies will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key multi-disciplinary principles of construction technology, law, economics and pre contract procedure
  • Evaluate and apply the construction knowledge acquired to actively contribute to the construction process at technician level.
  • Acquire construction knowledge and transferable skills in order to progress to higher BSc levels of study

Who accredits this course?

The HNC Building Studies course when successfully completed may allow access to Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) subject to an appropriate application to that professional body, similarly Associate Members status of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors via their AssocRICS route.

Most successful graduates from this HNC Building Studies use the qualification to provide advanced entry onto our BSc degree courses with a variety of degree pathways to choose from including BSc Building Surveying, BSc Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying, BSc Construction Management and BSc Quantity Surveying.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate Mathematics and English Language proficiency to at least GCSE grade C level (or equivalent)

AND, either

  • Minimum grade E at A-Level ; or
  • BTEC National Award grade P

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience please consult the UCAS tariff tables or contact us before applying, you will be called to interview to assess your suitability for the course.

An Access to HE Diploma full award

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Part time # £2,835

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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