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The HNC Diploma in Construction is the industry recognised higher education qualification for trainees and practising building professionals in quantity surveying, building surveying, estimating, project planning, design and site management.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry: 

A Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject, or A levels.

Non-standard entry:
Relevant industry experience.

Duration and Attendance

September 2018 start date TBC.

The HNC Diploma will be completed in 18 months (three semesters), with attendance one day per week. A HND may then be completed if students complete a further eight units, subject to sufficient applications. 

Programme Content

Modules may include:

  • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
  • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Technology of Complex Buildings 
  • Group Project 
  • Law and Contract
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Management Principles and Application
  • Conversion and Adaptation
  • Economics
  • Building Control 
  • Properties and Performance Materials 
  • Construction Methods
  • Site Surveying


The course consists of lectures, assignment work, learning packages and practical tasks. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework, assignments, projects and case studies. A detailed schedule of work is included with the induction documents.


After successfully completing the course, learners may continue their studies towards full membership of relevant professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building, or may progress on to a degree course.

Course Fees

  Fee 2017/18 (starts) Fee 2018/19 (starts)
Part time £5600 £5750

International Students should call the International team at York College on 01904 770425.

Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

Please note: This course is available for the advanced learner loan. For more information about the advanced learner loan, please click here.

Contact Us

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

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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