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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.

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.

Dates and Times

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Course Content

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

Teaching Method(s)

This qualification will be predominantly delivered in a classroom. Lessons will be prepared and based around awarding body requirements to prepare you for examinations and assignments. Additionally, you will participate in employer engagement and practical activities to increase your understanding and underpinning knowledge.

Exams and Assessments

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.


City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Construction & The Built Environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you please outline who the course is for?

This qualification is for you if you want to combine general education with learning theoretical aspects and practical activities related to the built environment sector.

If you have ever wondered how the buildings, infrastructure and landscape around us come into existence, and would like to find out more, this qualification could be for you. This qualification could open up the world of the built environment sector, which covers all aspects of the creation of our towns and cities, and is fundamental to creating a sustainable future.


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

Course Fees

£0 - £2583.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.


Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

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