Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Construction Management
Degree • Level 6
About the course
The purpose of Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction Management for England is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
The objectives of the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction Management for England are to: ● give students the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve high performance in the international construction environment ● develop students with enquiring minds, who have the abilities and confidence to work across different business functions and to lead, manage, respond to change, and tackle a range of complex construction situations ● provide the core skills required for a range of careers in construction, specifically those related to management and operations ● offer a balance between employability skills and the knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic ambitions ● develop students’ understanding of the major impact that new digital technologies have on the construction environment ● provide insight into international business operations and the opportunities and challenges presented by a global marketplace ● equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values, and to allow flexible study to meet local and specialist needs.
Type of LearningUniversity Study
Study ModeFull time
DurationOne year fulltime. Two years part time
Students should meet the profile of one of the following: ● A* to C grade or 9 to 4 in GCSE Maths (or equivalent) is strongly recommended. ● a BTEC Level 4 qualification in construction ● a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) ● other related Level 3 qualifications ● an Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution ● related work experience ● an international equivalent of the above.
Construction Design Project (Pearson-set) Construction Technology or Civil Engineering Technology The Construction Environment 15 4 Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction Digital Applications for Construction Information or Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling Surveying, Measuring & Setting-out 15 4 Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction Supervision & Operations
● For the HND, two core units − one core, 15-credit, unit at Level 4 and one core, 30-credit unit at Level 5 − will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at particular skills. All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments.
Careers & Progression
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the quantity surveying sector through: ● entering employment ● continuing existing employment ● linking with the appropriate professional body ● linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates [if appropriate] ● committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) ● progressing to university.
Access to a laptop or computer
Extra curricular activities
Guest speakers, educational visits and the use of up to date technologies