The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction Management provides a broad introduction to construction and different construction management functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing students for specialist subjects at Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility.

Students will gain a wide range of construction knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and in the workplace.

By the end of Level 4, students will have sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as in general skills and qualities relevant to key areas of construction.

Review “Course Content” for specific module information.

Teaching sessions are delivered one day a week, either virtually, or in-person. The course can be completed independently, through company sponsorship, or as part of an apprenticeship. Make an application to discuss which delivery and funding option is the best fit for you!

Please see the information below, to review eligibility and discover further course benefits.

Please see the “What the course leads to” and “What do I need to apply” tabs below, to review eligibility and discover further course benefits.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

The HNC in Construction and the Built Environment, provides a route to Higher Education courses including HND, Foundation Degree or full Honours Degree. We work with various University Partners, enabling progression to the third year of five-year Part-Time degree courses, which result in a BSc (Hons). Further advancement to professional accreditation is also available.

The course is primarily aimed at people already employed within the construction industry. Specific careers will depend on the chosen pathway and our graduates gain employment in a wide range of organisations, both in the private and public sectors. These range from local authorities, housing associations and consultancies, to specialist contractors or large multi-service companies offering a range of design, build, finance and construction management services.

For further information, please also refer to career guidance/course specific details on The College's Higher Education website:

thecollege.co.uk/higher-education/careers-guide/career-planning

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

To do this course you should have one of the following:

  • a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment (or a related subject)
  • Four GCSE (grade 4 (C) or above) including Mathematics and English or equivalent
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications 
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • Related work experience
  • An international equivalent of the above

 

Course costs

Costs 

Course costs

£4,250 per academic year

Students who are eligible, can apply for a student loan with Student Finance.

If undertaken as part of an apprenticeship, funding can be through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Course content

Course Content 

As part of this course, you will study 8 Modules over two years.

Modules:

  • Construction Technology
  • Digital Applications for Construction Information
  • Measurement and Estimating
  • The Construction Environment
  • Tender and Procurement
  • Construction Design Project
  • Law and Legal Frameworks in Quantity Surveying.

Pathway specific module: Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction.

The course can also be studied as part of an apprenticeship. Further information on the apprenticeship standard can be found as follows:

Construction Site Supervisor:

Construction site supervisor / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

More info

Start Day/Time 

Commencing September 2024

https://www.thecollege.co.uk/about-us/college-information/term-dates

Attendance:

Part-time (1 day a week) over 2 years

Year 1: Tuesday (8AM-5PM; optional tutorial 5PM-6PM)

Year 2: Thursday (8AM-5PM; optional tutorial 5PM-6PM)

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Part-time

UCAS Code 

N/A

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

Pearson

More about the course 

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction Management, provides a route to Higher Education courses including HND, Foundation Degree or full Honours Degree. We work with various University Partners, enabling progression to the third year of five-year Part-Time degree courses, which result in a BSc (Hons). Further advancement to professional accreditation is also available.

The course is primarily aimed at people already employed within the construction industry. Specific careers will depend on the chosen pathway and our graduates gain employment in a wide range of organisations, both in the private and public sectors. These range from local authorities, housing associations and consultancies, to specialist contractors or large multi-service companies offering a range of design, build, finance and construction management services.

Applications for this part-time course should be made directly to The Bournemouth & Poole College and not via the UCAS process.

If you meet the entry requirements and would like to apply, please do so here

If you have any questions regarding the course, please use the ‘Enquire Now’ button, contact the Course Administrator on +44 (0) 1202 205649 or:

The Higher Education Unit +44 (0)1202 205180
email: heunit@bpc.ac.uk

Apprenticeships: - https://www.thecollege.co.uk/apprenticeships/i-want-become-apprentice

Venue: 

In Person Delivery: The College's North Road campus, Poole

Virtual Delivery: Microsoft Teams

The College reserves the right to make changes to the information given, including the addition, withdrawal, re-location or restructuring of courses.

Academic Year 

2024/25

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Part-time

UCAS Code 

N/A

Campus Code 

P

Qualification Name 

HNC

Institution 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Awarding Body 

Pearson