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HND in Construction

  1. CampusMaidstone
  2. Course Length2 Years
  3. Type of CourseFull Time
  4. Week Commencing10-09-2018
  5. Annual Fee£5950

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The Details

This course offers a broad base of traditional construction subjects with specialist options allowing you to shape the qualification towards your
particular career goals.

If you are working within the construction field or have ambitions of progressing into a professional, managerial or technical role, then these are the qualifications for you.

Students who do well on the HND may choose to stay on for a third year and study the BSc (Hons) in Construction. The course will include the following modules:

Core modules:

  • Analytical methods
  • Building construction (A)
  • Communication and research
  • Personal development
  • Project
  • Safety in construction
  • Science and materials

    Optional modules:
  • Building construction (B)
  • Building services
  • Construction management
  • Measurement
  • QS practice
  • Refurbishment, maintenance and adaption
  • Site surveying procedures
  • Tendering and estimating
  • Computer aided design (CAD)

    Other Important Info

  • Typical lessons will involve research-based activities, individual and group projects, practical exercises and presentations
  • Coursework is the main method of assessment but you may also be required to take some tests and exams depending on the modules studied
  • Students will usually wish to purchase textbooks although there are extensive library and online resources available
  • Ceremony costs apply for those wishing to attend the graduation
  • This programme is validated by the University of Kent
  • When applying for UCAS you will need the following codes for your application: UCAS code K200 and MidKent College's Institution code M87

    Future Prospects

    Successful completion could lead to employment as a technician, site/ contracts manager, contractor's surveyor, buyer, planner, estimator or site engineer. You may also find work with general practice surveyors, quantity surveyors and/or architectural practices.

    Entry Requirements

    You will need one of the following:

  • 80 UCAS points (under the new tariff) from A-levels (including a minimum C grade in maths or a science subject)
  • BTEC National Certificate (minimum MMM grade)
  • Extended Diploma (minimum MMM grade)
  • GNVQ (Advanced) in a relevant subject
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma

    Mature entry will be considered. Admissions test for Maths and English.

    Why Choose MidKent College?

  • We provide some of the finest teaching and learning environments you’ll find in a further education college in the country, having built a brand-new campus in Gillingham in 2009 and refurbished our Maidstone Campus in a redevelopment programme completed in 2016.
  • Both of our campuses are fully-equipped with workshops that simulate real working environments, equipment that replicates the latest technology students will find in the workplace, and commercial facilities that are open to the public.
  • The University Centre Maidstone (UCM) building at our Oakwood Park campus is a dedicated campus for university-level courses and professional training. In the 2016 National Student survey, our higher-education students gave the College a student satisfaction score of 91%, ranking us 27th out of the 375 institutions that took part.
  • Our career advisers booked 1040 careers interviews in 2017-2018! They'll be able to give you impartial guidance as to the range of education, training and employment opportunities available to you.

    • What our students say...

      Joe Hunt

      I chose Construction as it’s an industry I’ve always been interested in. I love civil engineering as I like to know how things go together, and how that can be transferred to a real world situation. I chose a higher apprenticeship because it’s a lot easier to take further if I wanted to do a level 6 degree, it’s got good ...