London South Bank University
Construction HNC
London South Bank University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Traditionally reserved as a part time course the Higher National Certificate in Construction is now available as a one year full time programme. As a qualification that is recognised by industry full time students would attain the HNC after one year and then be able to gain advanced entry on to the relevant degree subject to grades. This is particularly useful for applicants that wish to gain an industry recognised qualification after one year of study and for applicants who may not meet the full criteria for the BSc (Hons) programmes. Applications may also be considered from those with significant relevant industrial experience.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Construction, HNC you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 6.0 (the minimum score required in each skill area is 5.5) or TOEFL IBT 80 ( the minimum score required in each skills areas are: Reading 18, Listening 17, Writing 17, Speaking 20) o

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Construction, HNC, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Construction HNC

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About London South Bank University

Established in Central London in 1892, London South Bank University (LSBU) offers a learning experience where students receive tuition only from professionals and specialists with extensive working experience in their fields, outside of the academic setting. The campus’ location and LSBU’s strong employment statistics go hand-in-hand, as the majority of learners are able to find work placements or even full-time employment through the Employability Service office on-site. Living in their residence halls provides the most social experience, but living off-campus is also a viable option thanks to the extensive public transport options nearby.

Student composition of London South Bank University

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus
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