Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Building Services Engineering

Start Date

Wed Sep 25 2024

Day / Time

Wednesdays 9:30am - 6pm


1 year



Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Building Services Engineering

If you're thinking about starting a career in Building Services, returning to education or want to develop your current career in the Building Services sector, then our HNC in Building Services Engineering is ideal for you.

The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering is to develop you into a professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

The objectives of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Building Services Engineering are to:

  • give you the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve high performance in the international construction environment
  • give you the abilities and confidence to work across different business functions and to lead, manage, respond to change, and tackle a range of complex construction situations
  • provide the core skills required for a range of careers in construction, specifically those related to management and operations
  • offer a balance between employability skills and essential knowledge
  • develop your understanding of the major impact that new digital technologies have on the construction environment
  • provide insight into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a global marketplace
  • equip you with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverseorganisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values, and to allow flexible study to meet local and specialist needs.

The HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Building Services Engineering is an introductory higher education qualification and offers a broad base of traditional construction and BSE subjects with specialist options.

You will study 8 modules in total in order to successfully complete the HNC award, where all  students take a total of 120 credits at level 4.

Modules include:

UNIT 1: Construction Design Project
UNIT 2: Construction Technology
UNIT 4: The Construction Environment
UNIT 8: Mathematics for Construction
UNIT 9: Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
UNIT 22: Scientific Principles for Building Services
UNIT 26: Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
UNIT 15: Principles of Alternative Energy

Some units are subject to change depending on industry requirements.

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