Construction at East Sussex College - UCAS

East Sussex College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd


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Course summary

The Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Construction and The Built Environment offers students 6 ‘specialist pathways’ designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. These pathways are linked to Professional Body standards and vendor accredited certification (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment. Units include Group Project, Project Management, Contracts and Management, Management for Complex Buildings, Alternative Methods of Construction, Environmental Assessment & Monitoring, Personal Professional Development. This course is ideal to study whilst undertaking employment in a related field. Students take part from a variety of construction related careers including construction, project management, and civil engineering. Attendance is one day a week over two years to get the HND qualification. Who should take this course? You can study this course alongside your current employment through our part-time day release option, enabling you to put your newly developed skills into practice straight away. We offer small class sizes which means you will get more one to one support with your tutor All your tutors have many years experience in the construction and the built environment industry. Hence the course has a strong work-related emphasis, focusing on application of relevant theories and principles to real world scenarios. Your career could develop in the following paths:

  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Surveying (Setting out)
  • Assistant Design Co-ordinator
  • Design & Build Co-ordinator
  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Construction Design Technician
  • Site Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Planning Supervisor
What will I study? The Level 5 BTEC HND allows you to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to a top-up at Level 6. In addition, the qualifications may provide links to industry-related and employer-supported apprenticeship schemes that can provide further opportunities for enhanced employability. On successful completion of the Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma, you can develop your career in the construction and the built environment sector through:
  • Entering employment
  • Continuing existing employment
  • Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
  • Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Progressing to university
  • Progressing to a higher apprenticeship scheme, in conjunction with progression to a university degree course
What qualification will I achieve? Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment What can I do after completing this course? On successful completion of the Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma, you can develop your career in the construction and the built environment sector through: Entering employment, Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD0, Progressing to University or Higher Level Apprenticeships


Units include: Group Project; Project Management; Contracts and Management; Management for Complex Buildings; Alternative Methods of Construction; Environmental Assessment & Monitoring; Personal Professional Development.

Assessment method

Assessment is through written projects including mandatory and optional units.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students will need IELTS 6.5 overall with a 6 in writing. For further information about studying with us as an International student, including information about study visas, please visit:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need an HNC in Construction and the Built Environment, or equivalent recognised study worth 120 CATS points.

Additional entry requirements



We welcome applications from mature students without formal qualifications. We can accept mature students based on relevant experience. Please contact us for further information.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.56.5 overall with mimimum 6 in writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2975 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2975 Year 1
Scotland £2975 Year 1
Wales £2975 Year 1
Channel Islands £2975 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £2975 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors.
Construction at East Sussex College - UCAS