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Bradford College

Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction – Management)

Qualification Gained
Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction - Management)
Study Level
Trade & Professional, University, Level 5
2 years Full-time, 3 years Part-time
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
Full-time or Part-time
Trinity Green Building


The HND Construction and the Built Environment (Construction Management) programme blends theoretical and practical learning through the extensive use of case studies, projects, guest speakers and practical assignments.

The team of staff has diverse experience in a variety of Construction professions including management, design and surveying.

This equips it with the expertise to deliver the multidisciplinary elements of the HND programme ensuring you receive a high quality taught and learning experience that prepares you for a range of careers in civil engineering or progression to further study.

  Key Info

The HND programme structure is a blend of semesterised and year-long units. The units are sequenced to provide you with a coherent learning experience. If you have successfully completed a part-time HNC in one of the Construction pathways and wish to ‘top-up’ to your respective pathway on the HND you will have the opportunity to do so by joining the relevant part-time HND structure in semester four. This programme has a total value of 240 credits and is equivalent to approximately 2,400 hours total learning time.

Teaching and learning methods include:

  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) – Moodle
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Guest Speakers
  • Field Trips

Full-time in HND will be completed in two years totaling 240 credits.

Full-time HND Top-up will be completed in one year totaling 120 credits.

Part-time HND Top-up will be completed in two years totaling 120 credits.

Stage 1 (total 120 credits):

  • Individual Project*
  • Construction Technology*
  • Science & Materials*
  • Construction Practice & Management*
  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction#
  • Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)#
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Civil Engineering Technology

*Mandatory units

#Mandatory Specialist units

Stage 2 (total 120 credits):

  • Group Project*
  • Contracts & Management#
  • Project Management#
  • Management for Complex Building Projects#
  • Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics
  • Environmental Assessment & Monitoring
  • Advanced Materials

*Mandatory units

#Mandatory Specialist units

Entry to this course requires a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment.

Additionally, the course requires a strong performance at A Level in a relevant subject.

To study a HND Top-up Full-time or Part-time, you will need to have completed an HNC totaling 120 credits or equivalent Level 4 qualification.

This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C or other related level 3 qualifications or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution or related work experience.

Mature applicants may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector.

Non-standard applicants will be required to produce evidence of their ability to study at the Higher Education level. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application.

Each unit has a set of assessment criteria which you must demonstrate to achieve a pass grade. You will undertake one or more pieces of assessment for each unit and will need to show the assessment criteria for the unit have been met. Some of the assessments have elements of negotiation where you can make decisions and agree with the tutor what will be undertaken for assessment. This ensures that the work has personal and professional relevance.

Summative assessment is where students are provided with the assignment grades
contributing towards the overall unit grade.

Assessments may include elements of:

  • practical assessments;
  • portfolios of evidence;
  • data analysis;
  • case studies;
  • written reports;
  • assignments;
  • presentations;
  • work-based evidence with employer verification statements.

All assessments will be submitted via Turnitin to ensure authentication of students’ work.

Although this course does not directly offer work experience, there are opportunities for you to undertake a work placement or work experience during your time studying on this course.

Additionally, the teaching team is currently developing an enrichment programme which will include a series of guest speakers from the Construction industry and visits to relevant Construction companies and organisations throughout the academic year.

Upon completion, you will be able to progress to other Higher Education study such as the BSc (Hons) Construction Management top-up programme, validated by the University of Bolton.

Full-time: £8,000, Part-time: £600 per 15 credits.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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