University of Bolton Building Surveying

University of Bolton logo

University of Bolton Building Surveying

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction and Surveying is a broad-based course, designed to give you the relevant vocational knowledge and skills for a career in any sector of the construction industry.

There is a strong vocational emphasis to the course which is underpinned by a relevant amount of theoretical study. Successful completion of the HNC may help you to move from a craft role in the industry to either a technical or professional career.

About the course

You will be taught using a mix of methods including studio, field, laboratory and project work, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assessment methods include coursework, project work and time-controlled assessments.

The course includes inter disciplinary group project work which simulates the process of a construction project from start to finish. On the project, you will carry out a defined role as a member of the construction team and work with a number of other construction specialists.

Members of our dedicated staff team, who have all worked in a professional capacity in the construction industry, provide a high level of support.

The department has excellent contacts with the construction industry and teaching staff are active members of the industry’s professional bodies.

Entry requirementsFrom September 2017, 32 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

NVQ Level 3 in craft or administration studies. Mature students with the appropriate work experience may be considered subject to interview with Programme Leader

You should also have four GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in any subjects.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). Click here to find out more about our English Foundation Programme.

Fees, funding and finance information

Home/EU Fees

Home/EU students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £4,500 for the academic year 2016/17