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HND Construction and the Built Environment - Level 5


The construction industry has never been so varied and dynamic and this course offers you the opportunity to develop your existing knowledge of the industry to help meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector and adapt to a constantly changing world.

This course is designed for those who want to take their career within construction to a higher technical level, for those wishing to pursue a career within architectural technology, surveying, construction management or building control, to name a few.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual FeeActions
12/09/2022Various301 yr(s)4972D1505£3800.00Apply

What will I study?

  • Group Project (Pearson – set)
  • Contracts and Management
  • Project Management
  • Management for Complex Buildings
  • Alternative Methods of Construction
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Advanced Materials.

One unit can be changed to suit the employer requirements; however, this will be self-studied with very limited lecturer input along with prior agreement with the college.

Entry requirements

In order to start this course, you will need to have successfully completed a minimum of two of the following:

  • Level 4 HNC in Construction/Building Services/Civil Engineering with P/M/D profile
  • 3 A Levels grade C or above to include physics and maths
  • Level 3 City and Guild vocational qualification in a construction or building service related discipline.

Alternatively, we will consider substantial experience in a construction-related field (4-5 years).

We normally also require GCSE English and maths at grade C/grade 4 or above: English and maths at Level 2 are essential requirements.

How long is the course?

Two years, part-time.

You will also need to dedicate a substantial amount of time to research and work outside the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment methods are varied and may include written reports or essays, academic posters or displays, work-based projects, PowerPoint presentations, recordings of interviews and the creation of design documents.

What does the course lead to?

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Project Management
  • Architectural Technologist (Technician)
  • Surveyor – Land and Building
  • Facilities Manager
  • BIM Modeller
  • BIM Manager

What can I progress onto?

Upon successful completion of this programme, you have the opportunity to complete a University Degree Course at Nottingham Trent University, within your chosen background.


How do I apply?

Apply online

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