Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 4 Part-Time - Day Washington Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

This higher-level course could support you in progressing your career within the construction and the built environment industry. A career in this sector makes a positive impact on society and a lasting contribution for people, places and communities. Further develop your skills, knowledge and qualities to further develop your career in this rewarding sector.

You will need a national certificate/diploma in Construction (or related subject area), or NVQ Level 3 in a construction craft and/or site experience, or extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in your work.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 2300.00 *subject to change You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You could have the opportunity for relevant trips though none are mandatory.

This course is classroom and theory-based, with the assessment carried out via a varied series of formal assignments, and individual and group-based presentations. Other methods used to deliver the course include lectures, workshops, tutorials, use of VLE.

The core units you will study are: Individual Project, Construction Technology, Science and Materials, Construction Practice and Management. Other units - Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction, Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification), Principles of Alternative Energy and Principles of Refurbishment.


Our HE Academic Support Tutor can provide help with study skills, written English, academic writing, research skills, critical thinking and revision, assessment and examination skills.

What’s next?

You could progress to an HND top-up in a related subject area to achieve a Level 5 qualification.

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Production Managers and Directors in Construction

Production managers and directors in construction direct and co-ordinate resources for the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works including houses, flats, factories, roads and runways, bridges, tunnels and railway works, harbour, dock and marine works and water supply, drainage and sewage works.

Medium Salary

£ 45272

4236 people employed as Production Managers and Directors in Construction in the current year.

Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals

Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major construction and civil engineering projects and major building contracts for quality of work, safety, timeliness and completion within budget; forecast travel patterns and develop strategies for managing the impact of traffic-related demand.

Medium Salary

£ 31905

1896 people employed as Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals in the current year.

Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.

Medium Salary

£ 24626

680 people employed as Building and Civil Engineering Technicians in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

Rated Good by Ofsted

*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

Recognised regionally and nationally for our high-quality approach to careers education