The HNC Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering) programme is a vocational qualification designed to offer students practical experience in the typical tasks and requirements of engineering professionals and the underpinning academic knowledge.
Through both practical and theoretical sessions, students have the opportunity to develop the hands-on skills that are essential for successful employment within the sector, such as design, development, manufacturing, testing, maintenance and operation of electrical or electronic equipment.
Assignments are vocational in nature and students are encouraged to apply their knowledge in the most relevant way to their current employment or aspirational job role. A number of off-site visits are undertaken throughout the course to support the theoretical principles and practices delivered.
Students firstly study the HNC and then have the option to progress to the HND.
Typical Course Structure
Year 1 & 2
- Construction Technology
- Science and Materials
- Construction Practice and Management
- Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)
- Surveying and setting out
- Individual Project
- Mathematics for Construction
- Principals of Structural Design
Students will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full durations of the course. Part-time, two years. Course contact hours are typically comprised of: six hours theory sessions per week, one-two hours practical/seminal sessions per week.
It is expected that students complete between one and six hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme. Whilst the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Tuesday from 9am – 7.30pm, it is expected that students make themselves available to complete part-time sector specific work or work experience hours outside of these times.
Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
View the HE Student Handbook
How to Apply
This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from:
- GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
- BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
- Access to HE Diploma
- T Levels
- Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher
- GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
- GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs
EU and International Applicants
ENIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:
- Practical assessments
- Written examinations
- Coursework portfolios
- Written assessments
The HNC is a qualification which is widely recognised in its own right is designed to provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students may apply to continue at the college to study HND Construction and The Built Environment (Civil Engineering).
Per Academic Year
- Home Students - £4,000
- International Students - £5,500
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
- Scientific calculator - £10 (compulsory)
- Compass set - £20 (compulsory)
- Scale rule - £10 (compulsory)
- Items of PPE i.e. strong boots may be required for site visits - approx. £25 (optional)
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.
Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Start Date:September 2023