Construction and the Built Environment York College


Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

The Higher National Diploma in Construction is the industry recognised higher education qualification for trainees and practising building professionals in quantity surveying, building surveying, estimating, project planning, design and site management. The programme will allow you to train with some of the finest tutors in the region, in some of the region’s best teaching facilities, with the programme structured to enable you to train while you work.You will study eight modules covering all aspects of construction and the built environment. The new, York College Construction Skills Centre is a purpose built facility accommodating brickwork, joinery and plastering. The Centre contains two large workshop spaces, changing facilities, classroom and IT suites.

The Construction department is staffed by a dedicated team with a huge range of industry experience including site managers, chartered surveyors and members of the Charted Institute of Building (CIOB). Tutors will ensure that you receive the support you need, when you need it, including one-on-one contact. As a HND Construction and the Built Environment student, you can be confident you’re learning the most up to date industry practises in state-of-the-art facilities.

The Construction department are proud to work with many local and national companies for their training, meaning it will meet your needs and those of the construction industry at a time when there is a skills shortage in this area.The course consists of lectures, assignment work, learning packages and practical tasks. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework, assignments, projects and case studies.This is a day release programme designed to fit round work and personal commitments.

HND Diploma modules include Applied Mathematics, Management Principles and Application, Conversion and Adaptation, Economics, Building Control, Properties and Performance Materials, Construction Methods and Site Surveying.Many of our students have become full members of professional bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building. Many students choose to progress to degree-level study or work in the construction industry, with past students employed as Design Technicians, Joiners and Design Coordinators.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Diploma - HND

  • Study mode

    Part-time day-release

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,750 Year 1
Scotland £5,750 Year 1
Wales £5,750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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