HND Construction (Conversion)

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Awarded by: Edexcel
Course code: L189/01
Course Level: Level 4 and 5
Location: The Hub
Hours p/w: 10.5 + 1 Tutorial/Term
Duration: 1 year part-time
Cost: £4,500
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The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction is a professional qualification and is a conversion top up qualification for students who have already achieved the HNC. Students will usually be in full employment and wishing to gain entry into professional bodies by holding the relevant units of accreditation required by those bodies.

Course Content and Structure

Industry involvement

Employers currently connected with the course:

  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Morgan Sindall
  • St Leger Homes
  • Bramall Construction
  • Haslam Homes
  • Wates Construction
  • Skanska
  • Persimmon Homes
  • Laing O'Rourke
  • Houlton
  • Airedale M+E
  • Cooper Lighting
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS
  • Kier
  • ESP Ltd
  • Agua Plumb UK
  • Sterling Mechanical Services Ltd

The HND conversion in Construction is one year of study which consists of six specialist units which can be tailored to match individual student specialisms. These can be agreed with the course leader upon gaining entry to course and will selected from the specialist list below.

Specialist Modules

Construction and Maintenance of Buildings; Technology of Complex Buildings; Building Services Design and Maintenance in Construction; Contractual Procedures and Procurement for Construction and the Built Environment; Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings; Measuring Tendering and Estimating for Construction and the Built Environment; Project Management for Construction and the Built Environment; Construction Methods and Design Solutions; Specification and Contract Documentation; Structural Behaviour in Buildings; Advanced Measurement for Construction; Design Procedures for Construction; Design Technology for Construction; Site Surveying Procedures for Construction and the Built Environment; Computer Aided Design for Construction; Work Based Learning and Assessment in Construction; Research Project


Assessment will be by a combination of methods including coursework, projects and examinations.

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • A Current HNC in Construction
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully. 

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.

Progression Routes

Potential careers

Potential jobs Expected salary
Site Manager £50,000 +
Project Manager £65,000 +
Quantity Surveyor £35,000 +
Surveyor / Engineer £40,000 +
Architectural Technician £30,000
Architect £75,000 +
Health and Safety Engineer £40,000 +
Buyer £35,000
Estimator £35,000
Contracts Manager £45,000

Students who successfully complete the course may choose to proceed to the BSc (Hons) Integrated Technology taught at University Centre Doncaster. Alternatively, they may choose relevant Degree courses at various partner Universities or simply to enter the industry workforce newly qualified.

Student Destinations

Students who have previously studied this qualification have successfully undertaken and gained higher level qualifications, where as others who have been employed have received promotion and have risen to higher level positions within the sector. 

If you are unsure which course is the right one for you, please contact us further information and guidance.

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