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Pearson BTEC HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Construction - Management) *

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Suffolk New College


1.5 years part-time

* Subject to validation


This HND in Construction and the Built Environment builds on previous study completed in the HNC Construction and the Built Environment. The course is specifically aimed at providing a broad-based but highly relevant qualification is support of professional development across a wide range of construction roles including design, construction management, estimating, quantity surveying, facilities management and recycling. It is suitable for anyone who wishes to gain higher level professional qualifications or who want to move onto further study in higher education.

This course is delivered on a day-release basis over a period of one and a half academic years, students will normally progress from the HNC programme meaning that it will take three years to complete the full HND programme.

Course modules

Group project (Pearson set)

Through this collaborative project-based unit, students will explore how to define roles within a collaborative team, recognising the skills of each member of the group. Together students will work to develop a construction project; based on their research and analysis

Contracts and Management

The overall aim of this unit is to provide students with a working knowledge of contracts, so they can manage a project team in accordance with the agreed terms and conditions of the contract. On successful completion of this unit students will be in a position to run and administer a project using the contract terms and conditions that have been agreed.

Project Management

The aim of the unit is to explore theories and practices relating to project management, the project manager role and managing stakeholders throughout the project process. On completion of the unit students will be able to apply the theories and practices of project management to real world scenarios

Management for Complex Building Projects

This unit focusses on factors that are involved in the relationship between the complexity of large construction projects and management strategies required to plan, organise and co-ordinate such projects. Students will gain an insight into the workings of all the stakeholders who are linked together through the process of managing complex buildings.

Alternative Construction Methods

On completion of this unit students will have examined how the construction industry impacts on the environment; explored alternative construction methods which are fit for purpose, government policy implications and H&S constraints associated with alternative construction methods and designed a fit-for-purpose structure using an alternative construction method

Advanced Building Information Modelling

The aim of this unit is to provide students with and understanding of the detailed processes that support and guide construction professionals within the context of BIM. Students will be able to explore the relevance of BIM in the construction industry and understand how the standards and processes that support BIM will enable better information management across the life of a project.

Construction Data Management

This unit will draw upon the main concepts surrounding BIM and further explore the importance of information management. The unit deals with processes required to effectively communicate the information required by the client and to ensure data is managed throughout a project.

Career opportunities

This HND in Construction and the Built Environment will support the professional development of those working in a very wide range of construction-relate roles. Students may be aiming to work in one of a range of construction roles including design, construction management, estimating, quantity surveying, facilities management and recycling. The kinds of employers that students work for range across design specialists, building contractors, local and regional government as well as being selfemployed. The completion of the HND will allow students to also progress further within higher education.

Fees and finance

Part-time tuition fee: £771/£1,028 p.a. per 15/20 credits (Please contact the Infozone for further information)

Entry requirements

60 UCAS tariff points or above (or the equivalent)

Facilities and Resources

General purpose classrooms equipped with web-access, computers and projector; the Suffolk New College library; a well-equipped laboratory covering soils, structures and materials disciplines; modern surveying and setting out equipment; and an excellent array of online databases and libraries.