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Building Services & Sustainability Foundation Degree (FdSc) Level 5 (part-time)

This course will equip you with the up-to-date skills and knowledge required for the buildings of tomorrow. The course provides career development or a route into professional employment in the construction industry.

Valided by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A-levels, BTEC National or equivalent.
  • Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.
  • UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.
  • As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.
  • Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.
  • We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Course content

During the course you will study the following units:

Level 1

  • Energy in Buildings
  • Fundamental Mathematics for Constructions
  • Introduction to Health, Safety & Environment
  • PPAD
  • Heating & Power Systems
  • Introduction to Building Services
  • Waste Management Systems
  • Work-based Learning 1
  • Applications of Principles.

Level 2

  • Building Science 2
  • Carbon Neutral Buildings
  • Fundamentals of Building Regulations
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Internal Environmental Control (double unit)
  • Work-based Learning 2
  • Practice & Innovation in Construction (double unit).

Specialist modules at Level 2 will enable you to decide which pathway you take, depending on your experience and future skills requirements.

Assessment methods

The course utilises a variety of assessment methods depending upon the module being studied. These include exams, assignments, and practical assignments used largely, but not exclusively, in the work-based learning modules.

Further study and career options

You can progress straight on to the third year of a course delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a full Bachelor’s degree. Typical career progression includes design, design consultancy, production management, implementation, commissioning, cyclic maintenance management, or senior management.

Additional information

This course can be delivered on a full-time basis over two years, or part-time over three years. If studied on a part-time basis the course requires one day or evening per week attendance (release from employment) for the duration of the course. Candidates are expected to carry out substantial research and assignment work outside of the course hours.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
3 years 23/09/2019 Mon 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £771 per 15 credit unit and £1541 per 30 credit unit Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C1039 Apply

 

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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