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HNCConstruction Management

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Why study a construction management HNC at Solent University

At Solent, get the essential management skills needed from the ground up on this course. You will have a foundation in construction and a desire to advance your career opportunities.

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  • Our academics have extensive industry experience gained during time spent in various construction roles.
  • You can study this HNC part-time, making it easy to fit around your current employment.
  • Learn from real-life case studies and collaborate on multidisciplinary projects with students from other built environment courses, just as you would in the workplace.
  • Use a range of specialist facilities, including construction laboratories, a dedicated drawing studio and a range of levelling/surveying equipment (total stations). 
  • Benefit from site visits, as well as guest lectures delivered by directors of local and national construction companies and representatives from government bodies.
  • Upon successful completion of the HNC, you can progress onto the part-time BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme.

Course overview

You’ll gain a theoretical understanding of the principles that underpin construction management, as well as the professional skills required to perform this successfully.

To enable you to put what you learn into context, the course has close links with the industry. This has meant that students have had the opportunity to work on live project briefs and visit a number of active sites to interact with the construction project team.

You’ll have access to Solent’s built environment studio. This modern space has been developed to give students access to an environment which mirrors the feel and atmosphere of a professional studio. This enables students from various built environment courses to collaborate on multidisciplinary projects, just as they would in the workplace.

The programme also offers an element of flexibility, allowing students to study part-time to gain the HNC qualification alongside their busy careers. Upon successful completion of the HNC, students can progress onto the part-time BSc (Hons) Construction Management programme.

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Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

Who is this course for?

Solent’s construction management HNC is perfect for those already in the construction industry who are looking to study part-time while continuing to work.

The course content will suit those looking to increase their knowledge of the principals of construction and the incumbent business processes.

What does this course lead to?

This course is ideal if you are working in the construction industry and are looking to further your career. With opportunities to study alongside other professionals on a part-time basis, this construction management programme will support you as you develop your knowledge and build the practical skills required for advanced industry roles.

Meet the team

You will be taught by a team of enthusiastic and approachable academics. All academics are current members of the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The course team have extensive industry experience gained during time spent in various construction roles. The team draw on this experience to continually improve the curriculum and maximise learning opportunities.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.


Students benefit from free access to a range of industry standard facilities. These include a dedicated drawing studio, two dedicated construction laboratories, a wide range of levelling and surveying equipment and professional software packages.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.

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