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Industry leading courses

Construction is an increasingly technical industry where the value of solid academic qualifications is ever more apparent. As is the need for qualified people. The shortage of skilled people in construction is now so acute, says RICS, that at least 200,000 more are needed just to meet the government’s mid-2020s housebuilding target.

Our Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction provides that foundation for a career either in development, civil engineering, or construction project management. The course could be followed by higher academic study to HND or degree level, or could lead directly to employment in the industry locally or further afield. 

Although the content is strongly vocational, the level of study is a demonstration of your capability and could lead you to a wide variety of roles in an international industry. Many of the larger engineering firms operate on contracts worldwide, increasing the opportunities for travel and wider professional development.

The course can lead to so many opportunities and you will learn so much of value, which will help you gain confidence and develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours for the industry.


HNC in Construction

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Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction

Higher National Certificate (HNC) courses are matched to the needs of work. Designed with employers, they give you the practical and professional skills needed in the industry and the role you want. Because HNCs relate to a particular field of…

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The national average salary for a Graduate construction manager



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Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.