Construction and the Built Environment at Leicester College - UCAS

Leicester College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Construction and the Built Environment

Course summary

Take your experience and knowledge of the construction industry to the next level with our higher national diploma. Building upon your skill set, this is the perfect course for those looking to lead and train the future generation from a higher-level job. Your career opportunities will be widened by taking the course along with your education. The Higher National qualifications in construction and the built environment are aimed at those wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Through completing a Higher National qualification you will study a wide-ranging spectrum of the construction and the built environment sector. Then after you have completed the course you can pursue or advance your career in construction and the built environment. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the construction and the built environment sector, the Higher Nationals give you the experience of the sector and prepare you for further study or training. The level 5 Higher National Diploma consists of the level 4 Higher National Certificate (from a defined specialist pathway) plus an additional 120 credits at level 5 delivered via one of the specialist pathways.


The course will be primarily theory-based within the College, supplemented by site visits, enrichment activities and some work experience placements. During your course, you will need to complete mandatory units in: – Individual project (Pearson-set) – Construction technology – Science and materials – Construction practice and management. Year 1 (HNC) Additionally, there are optional units which you may choose to take in addition to further your knowledge in: – Tender and procurement – Alternative methods of construction – Environmental assessment and monitoring – Mathematics for construction Mandatory units may not be subject to change, however, optional units may be subject to change to meet local skills shortages and skills gaps. In Year 2 (HND year) Building upon the skills and knowledge learnt during your first year you will then complete the following units as part of the second year of your programme: – Group project (Pearson-set) – Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction – Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification) – Surveying – Measuring and setting out – Contracts and management – Project management – Management for complex buildings Where the units are deemed mandatory they will not be subject to change, however, optional units may be subject to change to meet local skills shortages and skills gaps.

Assessment method

Each year of the programme will include an externally set piece of work, the internally set units at mandatory, specialist and optional will be set and assessed internally through a range of mediums There is a range of assessment methods that can be utilised, such as: – presentations, written reports, accounts, surveys – log books, production diaries – role play – observations and reflections on practical tasks or performance – production of visual or audio materials, artefacts, products and specimens – peer and self-assessment – time-constrained assessments

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leicester College is not a Home Office Student Sponsor and does not accept applications from international students. We can only accept applications from students already resident in the UK. EU / EEA nationals resident in the UK must be able to demonstrate that they have gained either ‘Settled’ or ‘Pre-settled’ status under the EU Settlement Scheme. Other non-UK nationals (apart from Irish nationals) must demonstrate they have valid UK residency / leave to remain in the UK to be considered for admission. Right to study in the UK does not automatically confer Home fee status and you may be required to undertake a fee status assessment to confirm your eligibility for student funding.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required for non-English speakers

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4080 Year 1
Scotland £4080 Year 1
Wales £4080 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4080 Year 1
EU £10700 Year 1
International £10700 Year 1

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Construction and the Built Environment at Leicester College - UCAS