HNC in Building Services Engineering (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning)

L4 Level 4
Part Time
11 September 2023 — 16 May 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This programme has been developed to address the current skills shortages within Building Services Engineering, more specifically Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

This is an ideal subject for students wishing to become a building services engineer Plumbing and Heating or follow any other professional career pathway in the sector.

This programme will provide you with the fundamental knowledge required for further progression within the building services engineering industry and open the doorway to a new career.  It will also provide you with a recognised qualification that will act as a springboard towards achieving your degree.

What you will study

You will study the following 8 modules on this course:

Unit 1: Individual Project (set by awarding organisation)

Unit 2: Construction Technology

Unit 3: Science and Materials

Unit 4: Construction Environment

Unit 5: Digital Applications for Construction Information

Unit 6: Mathematics for Construction

Unit 7: Principles of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Unit 8: Scientific Principles for Building Services

Teaching and assessment

The programme will be taught using a combination of lectures, guest speakers and tutorials. The programme will be assessed using a combination of assignments, practical assessment and examinations.

Course fee per year

Tuition Fees: £1,920.00

Entry requirements

48 UCAS Tariff Points from the routes listed below:

  • BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment (or a related subject)
  • GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject; this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
  • International equivalent of the above.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis. PPE/Equipment needed: Laptop, Safety Boots, Notebook, Stationary, Memory Stick

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

11 September 2023

End date

16 May 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Part Time

7 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Building Services Engineering



Career prospects & further study

On Completion of the HNC, learners can progress onto the HND in Building Services Engineering (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) or directly into employment in the construction sector.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

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CF10 5FE