Bedford College Group

Foundation Degree Building Services and Sustainability (Bedford) Bedford College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Bedfordshire


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Course summary

Gain the up-to-date skills and knowledge required for a career in constructing the buildings of tomorrow. This course provides career development or a route into professional employment in the construction industry. Typical career progression includes design, design consultancy, production management, implementation, commissioning, cyclic maintenance management, or senior management.

Alternative energy sources are a major consideration in today’s construction industry: look closely at how buildings are constructed to make them more energy-efficient, conserving finite resources like fossil fuels.

This course considers both a building’s structure and the systems that can be installed inside.

Bedford College’s excellent facilities give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience with many of the most up-to-date alternative fuel systems, including solar domestic hot water heating systems, ground source heat pumps and photo-voltaic systems.

Course details


During the course you will study the following units:

Level 1

Energy in Buildings
Fundamental Mathematics for Constructions
Introduction to Health, Safety & Environment
Heating & Power Systems
Introduction to Building Services
Waste Management Systems
Work-based Learning 1 – Applications of Principles

Level 2

Building Science 2
Carbon Neutral Buildings
Fundamentals of Building Regulations
Networking Fundamentals
Internal Environmental Control (double unit)
Work-based Learning 2 – Practice & Innovation in Construction (double unit)

Specialist modules at Level 2 will enable you to decide which pathway you take, depending on your experience and future skills requirements.

Assessment method

The course utilises a variety of assessment methods depending upon the module being studied. These include exams, assignments, and practical assignments used largely, but not exclusively, in the work-based learning modules.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code KD24
Institution code B23
Campus name Bedford College
Campus code -

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

You will need:

48 UCAS points with 32 points from one A-Level qualification OR
48 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification OR
Building Services, Civil Engineering or Construction BTEC Level 3 Diploma or NVQ OR
Relevant industry experience.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualifications

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,165 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 * Year 1
Scotland £6,165 * Year 1
Wales £6,165 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Fees subject to change

Provider information

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Bedford College Group
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AH

Course contact details

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Bedford Main Contact

01234 291000

Fax: 01234 342674