School of Architecture and Built Environment

HNC Building Studies

HNC Part-time 2 years

The aim of this course is to train construction professionals and practitioners for a career in the construction industry.

The aim of this course is to train construction professionals and practitioners for a career in the construction industry.

Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (2 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The aim of this course is to train construction professionals and practitioners or equivalent for working in the construction industry and to supply a solid academic basis for further progression, e.g., onto a professionally recognized undergraduate degree studied at The University of Wolverhampton.

This two-year part-time course is an ideal first step for those wishing to enhance their career opportunities for a professional role in the construction industry. 

This nationally recognised qualification is of use to people working in or looking to work in construction in a design, production or management role allowing you to specialise in a particular aspect of building.

What's unique about this course?

  • Taught in Springfield Super Campus
  • Opportunity to develop a foundational knowledge of the construction industry
  • Opportunity for further study
  • Access to multiple fully functional industrial laboratories

What happens on the course?

The aim of this course is to develop students with a technical understanding of the construction industry process, including the application of management and technology. 

The overall aim of this course is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive construction education covering the multi-disciplinary functions associated with the construction sector and with a technical understanding of the construction industry process including the application of management and technology.

This course ensures that graduates are equipped with the proper knowledge and enterprising spirit to practice professionally and ethically. 

Thus, the course will: 

  • Address industry demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and applications of construction and apply them to the construction projects, in a technical context. 
  • Enable students to advance their existing construction careers to a higher level, which requires judgement and the ability to make decisions reflecting a responsible and ethical outlook. 
  • Give students a technical understanding of the principles of construction procedures, practices and processes enabling the proper application of information to be applied to a range of construction projects. 
  • Provide a broadly based education in construction, allowing scope for continued development into a wide range of disciplines within the construction and construction related areas. 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course provides a broad introduction to the construction industry and a firm foundation for future study. 

It concentrates on the key multi-disciplinary topics associated with the construction industry. 

Motivation, determination, and ambition are the common characteristics of most students who successfully graduate from this course; classes are made up of like-minded individuals with the desire to succeed. 

Students in the School of Architecture and Built Environment will be taught in our brand new £120m Springfield Super Campus which is Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence. Find out more about Springfield Campus.

Graduates from the HNC Building Studies will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key multi-disciplinary principles of construction technology, law, economics, and pre contract procedure.  
  • Evaluate and apply the construction knowledge acquired to actively contribute to the construction process at technician level. 
  • Acquire construction knowledge and transferable skills in order to progress to higher BSc levels of study. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Applicants must be able to demonstrate Mathematics and English Language proficiency to at least GCSE grade C/4+ level (or equivalent)

AND, either
  • Minimum grade E at A-Level ; or
  • BTEC National Award grade P

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. An interview may be required. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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