HND Construction

UCAS Code: G80 7M9T Credit Level: 5 Credit Value: 120 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
HND Construction Awarding body

Your Programme

About the HND Construction programme

The HND Construction course is designed for Construction Technicians and those working towards a professional career who have completed the National Certificate or Diploma in Construction or other approved Level 3 qualifications, and wish to develop their expertise to meet the requirements at a higher technician level within the construction industry.

Opportunities will be given for work placements to enhance your experience and employment prospects through this development opportunity.

Entry Requirements

National Certificate/Diploma in Construction, Civil Engineering or Building Services or NVQ III with appropriate bridge units. 2 A-Levels. Applicants with no formal academic qualifications will be considered on merit.

What you will learn

The course is broad based and designed to meet the requirements of today’s Advanced Construction Technician, and provide the necessary skills and competences to work effectively in the construction industry. A combination of 16 units totalling 240 credits is required.

Core Units:

  • Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Science & Materials for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Group Project in the Construction Industry
  • Health, Safety & Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment

Optional Units:

  • Management Principles & Application for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
  • Technology of Complex Buildings
  • Law and Contract for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Services Design, Installation and Maintenance in Construction
  • Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings
  • Environmental Impact of Construction
  • Economics for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Individual Student Project
  • Production Management
  • Tendering & Estimating
  • Production Management for Construction
  • Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment
  • Building Control Procedures and Legislation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Properties and Performance of Construction Materials
  • Specification & Contract Documentation
  • Structural Behaviour & Detailing
  • Measurement Processes for Construction
  • Design Procedures for Construction
  • Design Technology for Construction
  • Properties and Performance of Construction Materials
  • Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment
  • IT Applications for Construction
  • Construction Methods and Design Solutions

Learning & Teaching Methods

This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Lectures and taught sessions, workshops, practical skills gained in research, technical drawings and site surveying, self-study, directed study, workplace scenarios and site surveying.

Programme Benefits

Upon successful completion of this qualification, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in the construction industry. Many construction workers begin by working with small to medium enterprise organisations (those with fewer than 250 employees), but many also go onto to self employment, which is usually not possible until a graduate has several years’ experience. Other graduates will go on to work for large organisations, which may comprise roles in building management, building services, project management, design and build roles, facilities management, planning or working on large infrastructure projects such as bridges, roads and railways.

What next?

Students with this qualification can gain entry into several professional Institutes or degree courses, or employment at Higher Technician Level. We maintain links with Universities to offer a progression route into gaining a construction management degree.