West Suffolk College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Construction in the Built Environment

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Course summary

The BTEC HNC ‘Construction and the Built Environment’ is the route many construction professionals take to start their careers, studying at the University two days a week it provides an opportunity to gain work experience leading to employment with training for specific roles for the rest of the week. The college has many links to employers and will support students to find suitable roles. Typically as a student on this course you should aspire towards any of the following careers in construction: Site Management, Site Supervision, Estimating, Quantity Surveying, Building surveying, Building Control, Managing Building Maintenance, Civil Engineering, Site Engineering Design management, Health & Safety management, Managing housing or other properties. This is a one year course leading towards employment but can provide access to an HND in the second year leading to a BSc (Hons) degree. Most construction managers and professionals salaries rise rapidly with experience within 5 - 10 years your potential could typically be £40-70 K dependant on the role


1 – Individual Project this will develop the students project management and technical knowledge as well as building confidence in presentations and application of construction techniques. 2 – Construction Technology This provides the basic knowledge that all construction managers and technical staff require. 3 – Science & Materials This subject will look at the science underpinning the way in which the built environment is created. 4 – Construction Practice and Management This will provide the ability to understand and manage the process of delivering projects to the required time quality and cost. 5 – Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction This will provide confidence for managers and professionals to deal with the many facets of contracts in these roles. 6 – Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) This helps students to understand and work with the different forms of construction information that are essential to the delivery of buildings and structures. 11 Measurement & Estimating This develops the skills necessary to manage financial aspects of construction and the pricing of contract work 7 Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out This provides an opportunity to learn the basic surveying skills required by all construction professionals and requires the use of digital surveying equipment to survey and set out buildings.

Assessment method

There is formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of assignments and reports, The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

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Non-standard applicants who do not meet the published entry requirements maybe considered on an individual basis e.g. 2+ years of industry experience, and we encourage such applicants to contact [email protected] for further guidance.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6360 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6360 Year 1
Scotland £6360 Year 1
Wales £6360 Year 1

Additional fee information

A small amount £45 should be allowed for sundry items like calculators and drawing equipment
Construction in the Built Environment at West Suffolk College - UCAS