HND Building Studies

  • One day a week (days may vary by location)
  • Up to 3 years
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: Darlington College (01325 503030 or and Redcar & Cleveland College (01642 473132 or
  • Fee for UK/EU students (from Sept 2016 entry): £4,500 (120 credits)
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This course is for higher technicians in architecture or design, building management, building control, quantity surveying and building surveying. It explores both the construction of new properties and the adaptation and restoration of existing buildings. You are introduced to all aspects of construction, including design, health and safety, management, building control and economics.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) Building Studies provides you with a programme of study over a range of disciplines to help you develop skills to progress your career through employment or further education at degree level.

How you learn

You study 16 units chosen to cover the range of needs of local and national industries and business. The course is delivered using a combination of practical sessions, lectures and tutorials. You are required to complement your college-based learning with self-study.

How you are assessed

Your course includes integrated assignments, case studies, projects and tests which are planned throughout the year.

Career opportunities

Students who complete this course can progress to the final year of an appropriate degree (this may involve some bridging units).

The qualification provides you with the opportunity to seek career development into senior positions in national and international companies.

Entry requirements

You need an appropriate technician or craft qualification at Level 3 or similar, and a good standard of literacy and numeracy skills.

The most common eligible qualifications include A levels, BTEC Extended Diplomas/National Diplomas and Access to Higher Education Diplomas. We may also consider substantial work experience in a relevant area. If you have non-traditional qualifications, or wish to discuss your eligibility, please call our admissions enquiry telephone number or email.

For additional information please see the undergraduate and postgraduate entry requirements in our admissions section

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