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

  • HE

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.

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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:

  • Buildings Physics and Energy Utilisation (CLD010-1) Compulsory 
  • Fundamental Mathematics And Personal Development (CLD009-1) Compulsory
  • Heating Cooling and Power (CLD009-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction to Health, Safety & Environment (CLD003-1) Compulsory
  • Waste Management (CLD007-1) Compulsory
  • Work based Learning Application of Principles (CLD008-1) Compulsory
  • Building Science (CLD001-2) Compulsory
  • Fundamentals of Building Regulation (CLD003-2) Compulsory
  • Materials and Carbon Neutral Buildings (CLD011-2) Compulsory
  • Networking Fundamentals And Internal Environment Control (CLD013-2) Compulsory
  • Work based Learning B Research, Practice And Innovation In Building Services (CLD010-2) Compulsory 

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

Candidates are expected to carry out substantial research and assignment work outside of the course hours. To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code KD24. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course Information & How to Apply

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at www.ucas.com. The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 23/09/2019 £6165 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C1059

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