Building Services and Sustainability FD

About the course

Gain the up-to-date skills and knowledge required for a career in constructing the buildings of tomorrow.

Alternative energy sources are a major consideration in today’s construction industry: look closely at how buildings are constructed to make them more energy-efficient, conserving finite resources like fossil fuels.

This course considers both a building’s structure and the systems that can be installed inside.

Bedford College’s excellent facilities give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience with many of the most up-to-date alternative fuel systems, including solar domestic hot water heating systems, ground source heat pumps and photovoltaic systems.

Building Services and Sustainability - FD - Bedford College

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - KD24
  • Campus Location - Bedford College
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Attendance - Full time | Part-time day
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Why choose this course?

  • Learn via a mix of classroom, demonstration and practical sessions using lectures, tutorials and discussions to acknowledge and build on your existing stills as you develop new ones
  • Study areas like building management systems and renewable sources of energy
  • Develop the skills you need for a range of technical, professional and management careers in building services engineering as well as valuable transferable skills such as problem-solving, analytical and evaluation skills  -improving your employability prospects and performance in either your current or future roles
  • Gain from the opportunity to inspect, operate and get hands-on experience with up-to-date systems

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?

The programme aims are to equip you with the combination of technical skills, academic knowledge and transferable skills that employers are increasingly demanding.

This is in conjunction with providing you with other employment based skills through Work Based Learning (WBL) and projects.

Level 1
  • Introduction to Health, Safety and the Environment
  • Fundamental Mathematics for Construction and Personal Development
  • Building Physics and Energy Utilisation
Level 2
  • Building Science 2
  • Waste Management Systems
  • Heating, Cooling and Power Systems
  • Materials and Carbon Neutral Buildings
  • Work-based Learning A The Application of Principles
Level 3
  • Fundamentals of Building Regulations
  • Networking Fundamentals and Internal Environmental Control
  • Work-based Learning B – Research Practice and Innovation

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How will I be assessed?

Assessments include individual essays, reports, presentations and examinations and group-based reports and presentations.

The assessments are designed to test your knowledge and understanding of the appropriate subject matter and also to demonstrate the range of skills identified.

Entry requirements

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.

2017/18 entry

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting 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.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff see the UCAS tariff calculator

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

You can progress straight onto 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, quantity surveying, project management, or management positions.

Specialist modules at Level 2 can also help guide decisions on which of the relevant future career pathways to follow.

Fees and Funding

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Fees are £6,200

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.


How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

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