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HND in Construction (Construction Management)

Construction professionals play key roles - including management, consultation and advisory roles - in sectors such as industrial, commercial or domestic construction, energy and infrastructure.  
On the HND Construction (Construction Management) course, you will gain up-to-date specialist knowledge from our in-house experts, as well as develop your organisational and planning skills.  Learning is hands-on and practical, with site visits, case studies, and live projects.

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Course overview

The HND Construction (Construction Management) course will put you on track to reaching your career goals within the global construction sector.  The course has been designed to develop your specialist skills and knowledge, and to transform you into the professional that top employers in the construction industry are looking for.
Upon graduation, a range of careers paths will be open to you, including:
  • Assistant Design Co-ordinator
  • Design & Build Co-ordinator
  • Construction Site Supervisor
  • Construction Design Technician
  • Site Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Planning Supervisor
You will gain an understanding of the way technology is transforming construction, and will be ready and equipped to work with this technology. You will also learn more about contemporary issues facing the industry - in particular sustainability and the environment - and about the role that construction plays in addressing these issues.
The construction industry is a very practical, technical and hands-on environment, and teaching and learning on the course reflects this. You will learn from real life examples, work-related learning, practical sessions, site inspections and expert guest speakers from the sector – all of which brings learning to life and makes for a dynamic student experience.
Intakes
September, February, June

Duration
2 years

Awarding Institution
Pearson Education

Awarded Qualification
GBS HND in Construction (Construction Management)

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London

Fees
£6,000 per year

Year 1

- Construction technology
- Construction practice and management
- Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction
- Construction information - drawing, detailing, specifications
- Building information - modelling
- Principles of refurbishment
- Site supervision and operations
- Individual project

Year 2

- Contracts and management
- Project management
- Management for complex building projects
- Environmental assessment and monitoring
- Personal professional development
- Maintenance and operations
- Group project

There are no formal examinations required for this course.  Assessments are undertaken in various ways: 

  • Presentations 
  • Reports/Project reports
  • In-class tests
  • Work-based projects
  • Professional discussions
  • Writing an assignment/report/essay
  • CAD drawings and specifications
  • Practical assessments
  • Analysing a case study
  • Completing a portfolio of evidence
You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work.
Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

Education
Level 3 qualification or equivalent
An Access to Higher Education Certificate

English Proficiency
CEFR B2
Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied Level 3 in United Kingdom are expected to hold an accepted English language B2 (CEFR)

Interview
All applicants must pass an Academic Interview

Certification
The final certificate is issued by Pearson Education.

Work Experience
Exceptional entry route: 2 years relevant work experience

Applications From Students 21+
We welcome applications from students 21+ who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate willingness and commitment to studying this subject at University level, and, who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.


Process

Application - Supporting Documents - Panel Interview - Final Decision

Funding your study


You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £26,575. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

Fees

For more information please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

Year 1

- Construction technology
- Construction practice and management
- Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction
- Construction information - drawing, detailing, specifications
- Building information - modelling
- Principles of refurbishment
- Site supervision and operations
- Individual project

Year 2

- Contracts and management
- Project management
- Management for complex building projects
- Environmental assessment and monitoring
- Personal professional development
- Maintenance and operations
- Group project

Enrolling for January 2023

FAQs for Higher National Diploma (HND) in Construction Management

Our GBS HND in Construction (Construction Management) is designed to build your key skills and understanding of the global construction sector. Our in-house experts will instil you will a modern perspective of global construction, with a practical curriculum that exposes you to different kinds of learning. If you are a current construction professional looking to build your skill set, or someone considering a career in the industry for the first time - this is the right course to invest in.

Over the duration of two years, this course will give you a strong fundamental scope of the global construction sector. You will also develop the specialised skills and understanding that top employers are demanding from their recruits. Your first year will enable you to get gain a clear grasp of how the modern construction industry operates. The second year will focus on more specialised areas of the industry with key topics including Maintenance and Operations, Personal professional development and Management for Complex Building Projects.

The personal development and new skills you acquire on our HND in Construction will enable you to thrive across several career paths across the construction industry. The careers you’ll be able to consider after graduating include:

-Assistant Design Co-ordinator
-Design & Build Co-ordinator
-Construction Site Supervisor
-Construction Design Technician
-Site Manager
-Project Manager
-Health & Safety Manager
-Planning Supervisor

Education
Level 3 qualification or equivalent
An Access to Higher Education Certificate

English Proficiency
CEFR B2
Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied Level 3 in the United Kingdom are expected to hold an accepted English language B2 (CEFR)

Interview
All applicants must pass an Academic Interview

Certification
The final certificate is issued by Pearson Education.

Work Experience
Exceptional entry route: 2 years of relevant work experience

Applications From Students 21+
We welcome applications from students 21+ who do not match the standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate willingness and commitment to studying this subject at the University level, and, who can evidence academic, professional or vocational experience in a related field.

Process
-Application
- Supporting Documents
- Panel Interview
- Final Decision

The construction industry is an environment that requires the right blend of practical and technical understanding to be effective. Therefore, our HND in Construction is designed to give you the best of both worlds with your learning. In Year 1, you will gain a fundamental understanding of the global construction sector and the key issues impacting the industry. The second year delivers a more technical insight into key areas of the industry while exposing you to real-life case studies, interactive practical sessions, site inspections and expert guest speakers from the sector. When you’ve completed your studies, you will have the capacity to manage the expectations across many fields within the global construction sector.

Our GBS HND in Construction is available exclusively in London, one of the world’s premier construction development hubs. As you learn in the classroom, you’ll be able to attend interesting site inspections across the Capital — and enjoy all that London has to offer during your leisure time.

At GBS, we know that finding a course that fits in with your life is essential for getting the most from your studies. Therefore, our HND in Construction course is available on weekdays, evenings and weekends — providing the space you need to keep your lifestyle balanced inside and out of the classroom.

There are no formal examinations required for this course. Assessments are undertaken in various ways:

-Presentations
-Reports/Project reports
-In-class tests
-Work-based projects
-Professional discussions
-Writing an assignment/report/essay
-CAD drawings and specifications
-Practical assessments
-Analysing a case study
-Completing a portfolio of evidence

You will be required to work in your own time to complete research, homework tasks or group work.

Self-study is vital to your success in this course and lecturers will give you guidance on how best to approach this throughout the study period.

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What our students say

It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

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What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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