Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Building Services Engineering


Higher Education


BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC)

Course Start:


Course Length:

1.5 years


North Street and South Bank Campus


Year 1 = £2,925
(plus BTEC registration fee £218)
Year 2 = £1,710
Total = £4,853

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Please note this is a Part-time course, not a Full-time.

Entry requirements

A BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma, Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or one A level, in a relevant subject (maths, science, geography). Alternative qualifications and relevant experience may also be considered.

Due to the specialist nature of this course and the level of study, we may recommend that students start on the level 3 bridging course, which will provide an introduction to building services at level 3.

This will be discussed with each applicant when they apply and will be based on their experience and qualifications.

Course overview

The Level 4 BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment course offers students a broad introduction to the subject area.

Throughout the course students will develop the skills and knowledge to enable them to meet the demands of employers and progress the sector.

The BSE pathway is suitable for students wishing to enter or who hold a post in the design, specification or management of mechanical and electrical services on construction projects.

Students will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve engineering problems and design BSE systems using industry standards and appropriate codes of practice.             

Some of the units covered in the course include: 

  • Unit 1: Individual project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 2: Construction technology
  • Unit 3: Science & materials
  • Unit 4: Construction practice & management
  • Unit 8: Mathematics for construction
  • Unit 9: Principles of heating services design & installation
  • Unit 10: Principles of ventilation & air conditioning design & installation
  • Unit 14: Building information modelling                                                                                                                            

How to apply

To apply for this course please complete the online application form.

A member of the team will then contact you and confirm the next steps; if you meet the entry criteria you will be invited to a College Enrolment Day, these typically take place throughout summer.

If you have any questions regarding the course please call the Course Admin Team on 0113 222 6061.

Next steps

This course is designed to provide progression onto the Higher National Diploma (HND) top-up or a higher apprenticeship top-up which will also then offer a route to study a top-up degree in building services engineering or a related discipline as well as progression to professional body membership.

Alternatively you could seek employment in your chosen sector.

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