University of Bolton Building Surveying

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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 requirements From 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

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 2017/18

International Fees

No fee information is currently available for international students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or for more information.

No hidden extras

We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*. We will cover the cost of the following:

  • Technical or laboratory materials required to complete your course e.g. for Art and Design or Creative Technologies courses
  • All mandatory site visits or field trips
  • Any required safety equipment e.g. lab coats, goggles
  • Any specific uniform or clothing required by the course
  • Printing/copying for academic studies – an allowance of £20 per year (equivalent to 500 black and white copies)

*Terms and conditions apply, please see for further information

How to Apply

You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

Contact Us

For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

Clive Robinson (Programme Leader & Admissions Tutor)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903542

For general information about the university and how to apply please contact:

Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903