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Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Construction & The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) - PT Day (year 1 of a 2 yr course)

Course Code: HD5CBF 

Full-Time Programme 

Location: West London Institute of Technology based at Uxbridge College 

Duration: 32 weeks 

Start Date: 04/10/2021 

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00 

Entry Requirements  

Two A Levels maths, physics or engineering or a BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent Level 4 Building services or Construction qualification, plus 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) in English language, maths and a science subject. You will have a College interview and references will be taken up. 

For Students returning to education, other qualifications and experience will be taken into consideration when processing applications. Also an international equivalent of the above will be considered. 

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent. 

Who is the course for 

This course is for students who wish to take their knowledge to the next level and develop high levels of technical competence for a rewarding career in Construction or Building Services or gain a higher level qualification in this area. 

Course Content 

The course duration is 1 year Full-Time and 2 years as Part-Time and will cover the following units: 

  • Advanced heating 
  • Ventilation & air conditioning design & installation 
  • Further mathematics 
  • Building management systems 
  • Geothechnics & Soil Mechanics 
  • Alternative Energy Systems design & Installation 
  • Advance Surveying & Measurements and a Group Project 

Study Methods 

The programme uses a combination of traditional classroom teaching, open learning and research-based experiential learning, laboratory experiments and demonstrations, use of modern surveying equipment, industry standard IT applications and group activities, tutorial directed study and site visits. 

To cover the required Guided Learning (GL) hours you will study 7.5 supervised hours per week to cover 6 hours theory, 1 hours practical activities and 0.5 hour tutorial. 

For a 2 years to cover the activities below:

  • 74% classroom based teaching 
  • 20% workshop and laboratory experiments 
  • 6% directed study and site visits 

Other 11.25 independent and unsupervised hours per week will be offered to contribute to the Total Learning (TL) hours as below. 

  • 5 hours working on assignment (22.5%) 
  • 2.5 hours research/ learning (11%) 
  • 1.25 hours compilation of evidences (5.5%) 
  • 2.5 hours e-learning (11%). 

How is the course assessed 

The course is assessed through a series of time constrained written assignments. The units are designed and developed to lend themselves to partnerships and embedded learning in the context of real life scenarios. Collaborative employer partnerships reflects industry practices through setting students assessments and assignments in the context of current industry practice. 

Where next - Further Studies 

Higher Apprentice or top up to a BSc or BEng degree at university. 

Where next - Job Opportunities 

The qualification has been developed to meet the requirements of the employer and the professional bodies like CIBSE, CIPHE, and CIOB. The qualification will enhance the career prospects of those who undertake the course and gain access to jobs in Construction Management, Building Services, Quantity Surveying, Property Management, Commercial Management, Architectural Technology, Project manager and Structural Engineering. 

More Information 

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on: 

  • Assessment and grading 
  • College rules and resources 
  • Student support and representation. 

UCAS Code: K201 

Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students. 

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2021-22 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit for more information. 


  • Home Fees: £5,605
  • Overseas Fees: £7,543 

The fees quoted are for students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration. 

Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government. 

Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary. 

If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students 

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Construction & The Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) - PT Day (year 1 of a 2 yr course)

Uxbridge, UK
Level 5

Published on 29 Apr 2021

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