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Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment

This Foundation Degree, which incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC), has been designed to provide you with the essential skills for working in the multi-disciplined construction sector. There is a strong focus on both sustainability and renewable energies because understanding them is more important than ever before.

The course has full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which certifies the quality of the provision at the College. By studying on a CIOB accredited programme, you will have exemption from membership requirements, as well as access to the CIOB resources library, professional development opportunities and career progression advice and guidance.

The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.

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Entry Requirements
What will I learn?

Ucas Code: K290

Award: FdSc awarded by University of Plymouth

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Year 2 Studies
Careers & Employability

If you successfully complete the HNC Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment, you may proceed to FdSc Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment. If you successfully complete the FdSc Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment you may proceed to Level 6 BSc (Hons) Construction Management and the Environment, at the University of Plymouth (your Level 5 marks will be taken into account in the final degree classification). You may also progress to the BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and the Environment at Level 5 (In this case, your foundation degree Level 5 marks would not count towards your final degree classification. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. The programme prepares you for management roles in various industry disciplines, opening up numerous opportunities. You could progress into advanced trade-based roles, or into junior, middle and senior management positions.

Potential Job Roles

"I enrolled at the University Centre South Devon for a couple of reasons; the location was great, but I also wanted a course that would help me succeed in my aim to become a project manager for a construction company.  The course gave me a real insight into the industry, which has enhanced my career prospects."Jess Lloyd

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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