Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

4 GCSE grades at C/4 or above or an equivalent such as Functional skills Level 2. These grades must be in Maths, English and Science.

This course is used as the bridge course to the HNC/HND in Construction.


One day a week for one year.

What skills and qualities do I need?

Good timekeeping, attendance and the ability to research and study independently.

What will I study?

The course is split into 6 separate subjects known as units which are listed below:

  • Domestic construction technology
  • Industrial and commercial construction technology
  • Health and safety in the built environment
  • Construction science and materials
  • Sustainability and new technologies
  • Mathematics for the built environment

How will I be assessed?

One online exam contributing to 40% of your overall grade.

One assignment to write contributing to 60% of your overall grade.

Both assessments cover all of the units listed above.

What could it lead to?

This course leads directly onto the HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Construction.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is ideally suited to someone who has a trade qualification eg Level 2 or 3 in Bricklaying who is looking to move onto the HNC as quickly as possible. Trade courses are typically assessed with multiple choice exams, with unlimited attempts. The HNC is an academic course which is assessed through assignments. This course will look at construction in general whilst providing you with the academic research and assignment writing skills necessary for the HNC.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

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