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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:

On this course you will learn:

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

UCAS code K201

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 2020-21 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.

Last updated 20 December 2019


Home Fees: £5,341 Overseas Fees: £6,887

The fees quoted are for home and overseas 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.

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Careers Team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.


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Everyone is friendly and the teaching is very good. I enjoy my practical lessons and the work experience opportunities given to me. I am hoping to get into a plumbing apprenticeship after my course. The facilities for my course are very good, they have everything we need to learn for the practical aspects of our course.

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The tutors and staff here are excellent and the College is not just a good place to study in but to be around in general. My practical and theory lessons are extremely helpful and enjoyable at the same time. I’d like to thank my teachers for helping me learn and achieve in the trade I love. They have been very supportive not just in class, but even during lockdown, ensuring I was up to date with my work and also checking if I was ok in general– which is very important as well. The facilities for plumbing are good and always equipped for all. I would definitely recommend the College, joining here has been the best decision I’ve ever made.