HND in Construction Architectural Technology


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Construction and the Built Environment

Attendance:

Higher Education

Qualification:

BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND)

Course Start:

September

Course Length:

1.5 - 2 years

Location:

North Street Campus

Cost:

Full-time
Year 1 - £540 x 8 modules = £4,320
Year 2 - £540 x 8 modules = £4,320
(includes BTEC registration fee)

Part-time
Year 1 - £540 x 3 modules = £1,620
(plus BTEC registration fee)
Year 2 - £540 x 5 modules = £2,700


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Entry requirements

You will need 32 UCAS points. A BTEC level 3 extended diploma, one A level at grade C or above or two A levels at grade E in a relevant subject,  such as maths, science and geography.

For the part-time HND top-up you will need to have successfully completed the HNC.


What would I learn at College?

The Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment offers students the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the principles in their specialist pathway.

It is designed to support progression into employment or on to degree-level study. The architectural technology pathway is ideal for those who are interested in a career as an architectural technologist, architectural draftsperson, information manager, architectural technician or an architectural designer.

Fifteens units are required to complete the HND. The architectural technology pathway has 3 units specifically targeted to meet the needs of that particular pathway.   

Some of the units covered in the course include:

  • Unit 1: Individual project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 22: Group project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 23: Contracts & management
  • Unit 26: Advanced construction drawing & detailing
  • Unit 27: Construction technology for complex building 
  • Unit 35: Alternative methods of construction
  • Unit 40: Alternative energy systems design & installation
  • Unit 44: Advanced surveying & measurement

Next steps

This course is designed to provide progression in to employment in the construction and the built environment sector or to a relevant degree course/apprenticeship.

Students could also gain membership with the relevant chartered institutes.

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