Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering)

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Course summary

Our Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) provides a grounding in key concepts and practical skills alongside the development of the knowledge and understanding required by employers and professional bodies. The programme is designed to enable you to study core modules and appropriate specialist modules for disciplines in the Construction and the Built Environment sector including: Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying and Architectural Design. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in key concepts and practical skills to allow direct progression to employment in a construction profession. The course is suitable if you have ambitions of working in a professional, managerial or technical capacity as a Site Manager, Surveyor, Designer or other technical roles within construction companies, as well as offering the opportunity to progress on to the second year or third year of a degree programme. In addition, the HND will provide a progression route to the professional qualifications offered by Chartered Institute Of Building, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


Further information will be uploaded to the College website as soon as possible but the HND Construction and The Built Environment programmes will comprise units including: Construction Technology; Science and Materials; Construction Practice and Management; Group Project.

Assessment method

In addition to lectures, seminars, tutorial sessions and directed study work form the basis of your learning programme .The emphasis is on developing your ability to understand the demands of working as a professional. This is achieved through a student focused approach to develop both your vocational knowledge and understanding and to encourage your development of critical and evaluative skills. Assessments may include elements of: practical assessments; portfolios of evidence; data analysis; case studies; oral and written reports; presentations; assignments.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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. Short-course and relevant work experience may be taken into account. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed and may be required to complete a piece of written work as part of their application. Claims for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) are welcomed by the Programme team. You should consult the Admissions Tutor if you wish to claim such recognition.

Additional entry requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) at Bradford College - UCAS