Level 5 Construction Management (Sustainability)

Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Construction and the Built Environment




Level 5 NVQ Diploma
BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)

Course Start:


Course Length:

3 years


North Street Campus


Funding band - £12,000

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Course overview

The Level 5 Construction Management (Sustainability) Higher Apprenticeship course provides vocational knowledge and skills necessary to those pursuing a career in a variety of disciplines including architecture, surveying, planning, maintenance, construction management, building services or civil engineering. 

Apprentices will have the opportunity to apply critical reasoning and analysis techniques to solve built environment and engineering problems, using industry standards, appropriate codes of practice and work based evidence thereby developing personal and business skills, which will enable them to contribute to the demands of a professional environment. 

There are 3 pathways available so apprentices can specialise in construction & the built environment, building services engineering or civil engineering. 

Sixteen modules are required to complete the HND and a portfolio of work based evidence is required for completion of the NVQ element of the apprenticeship. 

Entry requirements

A BTEC Extended Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma, a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or two A Levels grade A* to E, in a relevant subject [maths, science or geography]. You must also be employed in the industry.

Employers may specify additional entry requirements.

You can search for vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service page - find an apprenticeship

What would apprentices learn at College?

Some of the units covered on the course include:

  • design and management of principles
  • energy utilisation and efficiency
  • civil engineering construction
  • measurement, tendering and estimating
  • site surveying procedures
  • science and materials
  • health, safety and welfare                                  

Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Level 5 Construction Management (Sustainability) Apprenticeship please get in touch with the Apprenticeship team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the framework.


0113 222 6023



Next steps

After completing the level 5 qualification you could progress onto a range of further undergraduate studies in construction management, building services and other related disciplines, or you could seek employment in your field of work.

Further information

You will have the option to apply for a CSCS card and potential technician level membership for a variety of built environment professional institutes.

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