• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
17/09/20202 Years4Part-Time - DayWashington CampusUniversity Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

This higher-level course could support you in progressing your career within the construction and the build 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.

National Certificate/Diploma 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 levelCostAdditional fees
19+please enquireYou 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
HE2300.00You 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

Core units - Individual Project, Construction Technology, Science and Materials, Construction Practice and Management. Other units - Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction, Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification), Princi

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What’s next?

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

Careers

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

£ 49483

3937 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

£ 36129

1954 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

£ 23462

683 people employed as Building and civil engineering technicians in the current year.

98%of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.