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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Building Studies

HNC Part-time 2 years

This two year part time course is aimed at those wishing to further their academic qualifications and enhance their career opportunities within the Construction industry.

This two year part time course is aimed at those wishing to further their academic qualifications and enhance their career opportunities within the Construction industry.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award HNC
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

This two year part time course is aimed at those wishing to further their academic qualifications and enhance their career opportunities within the Construction industry.

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

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

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Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The HNC Building Studies course prepares you for a career within the modern building team such as a contracts manager, estimator, site engineer or quantity surveyor. It’s an ideal first step for those looking for a professional role in the construction industry.

Specialist subject and academic knowledge enables students to develop their multi-disciplinary construction knowledge, to communicate effectively; to work in a team and develop good interpersonal skills; to solve problems; to work on their own initiative, and to adapt to changing situations.

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.

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence.  Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

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

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 http://wlv.ac.uk/mature 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 http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

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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