HNC Building Services Engineering (Electrical Pathway)

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


University Level


Building Services

Course Start Date

Monday 16th September 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 35 Weeks

Course Time

08:45 - 16:15

Course Fee

£ 3600.00

Course Code


Course Overview

The aim of this HNC Building Services Engineering is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who can meet the needs of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. Students will develop knowledge of construction and building services linked to practical skills acquired through research, directed study, independent study, and workplace scenarios.

Course Requirements

All applications will be considered individual merit, however, offers will usually be based on:

BTEC Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject.
Other related Level 3 qualifications.
Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including Maths and English.
An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant area.
Related work experience may be considered in place of formal qualifications

What you will Learn

On this specialist pathway, you will learn the principles of electrical installation as well as the principles of electrical theory. The advanced unit in electrical installation will involve you in detailed and in-depth study of electronics and electrical installation. Students will be shown how to apply this knowledge, for example in the use of electrical circuit components. By the end of the programme, you should be capable of carrying out checks and tests on intelligent buildings, as well as the installation of advanced components to control temperature, lighting and building entrances and exits.


You will be assessed using a range of methods including written assignments, reports, and presentations.


Students can continue their studies and progress to a level 5 HND, and following this can progress to study at degree level. Undergraduate courses include:

BSc (Hons) in Building Services Engineering
BSc (Hons) in Building Services
BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

Career Options

Electrician, engineering technician, CAD technician, design engineer, network engineer, telecommunications engineer.

Mandatory Units

In year 1, you will study:

Construction Technology
Mathematics for Construction
The Construction Environment
Scientific Principles for Building Services

In year 2, you will study:

Principles of Alternative Energy
Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling
Principles of Electrical Design and installation

Contact Details

Extra Costs Involved


Exam Validation Body

Pearson Education Ltd.

Hours Per Week

6 hours for part-time course or 12 hours for full-time course.

How Long To Complete

Two years part-time with one full day attendance per week, or one year full-time with two full day attendance per week.

Programme Structure

Each unit is worth 15 credits and over the course of the programme you will gain 120 credits

Contact Details

For further information please email


Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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