About the course

This course is designed to provide students with a high level of understanding of the design, function, construction and statutory requirements for buildings of all classes and to prepare them for more advanced employment in the construction industry. It consists of a combination of core and optional units that provide appropriate training for employment in the field of quantity surveying (estimators and cost analysts), architectural technicians, building surveying, building control or construction and site management.

The courses have been designed to include a high level of academic and practical elements. Enrolment on the programme entitles students to become student members of the CIOB, RICS and CIAT. The programme is also recognised nationally and internationally by employers in the construction industry.

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UCAS code

  • K240
  • The university code for Bromley College is B97
  • You must apply for this course through UCAS www.ucas.com

What you will study

Year 1

  • Project evaluation and design
  • Construction technology and environmental design
  • Construction technology and materials
  • Management principles
  • Building law and contract administration
  • Construction economics and finance
  • Construction Management
  • Building design and maintenance studies

Year 2

  • Measurement
  • Building conversion and adaptation
  • Project
  • Assessment and management of risk
  • Tendering and estimation
  • Site engineering and surveying
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Quantity surveying management and practice
  • Sustainable construction

Assessment

  • All units are graded as pass, merit or distinction. You must pass each unit to get your HND
  • Assessment is through examinations, assignments including essay and report writing, portfolio building, project work, oral assessments and presentation

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs - grades A*-C, 9 - 4 including English and maths
  • Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Extended Diploma - Merit or Distinction
  • You will require a minimum of 48 UCAS points
  • Selection is by interview and internal tests

Costs and loans

  • You can apply for a student loan for this course

Moving forward

  • Progression to a relevant degree course at the University of Greenwich
  • Membership of relevant chartered institutes via additional exams/courses
  • Employment in the construction and built environment sector

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