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Key Facts

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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 2 Years
UCAS Code:K211
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

The UK’s construction industry contributes approximately 10% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product, and employs thousands of highly-skilled workers.

The techniques and technologies used in the industry are increasingly sophisticated, and this course will equip you with all the skills and knowledge needed for success.

You will learn about the latest developments in the construction of sustainable and hi-tech buildings, and develop a wide range of management skills. And the course will help you understand the complexities of government policies and regulations, and how these affect the industry.

We use a number of different teaching methods, including work-based learning, and these will enable you to gain experience and develop a portfolio. You will also have the chance to visit exhibitions and seminars led by experts.


  • Learn about the innovative structures, new materials and pioneering processes that are transforming the construction industry
  • Study in a dedicated environment using the very latest industry standard equipment
  • Develop the intellectual skills needed to conceptualise, develop and manage construction processes
  • Gain knowledge and insight into the government policies and regulations that affect the industry
  • Explore a wide range of areas including surveying, health and safety, construction law and CAD software applications
  • Challenge yourself on work-based projects and assignments led by highly skilled professionals who will give you the benefit of their many years of practical experience
  • Benefit from attending industry exhibitions and seminars arranged by experts
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Units

  • Academic And Computer Skills, Health And Safety (CBF016-1) Compulsory
  • Design Principles And Structural Detailing (CBF015-1) Compulsory
  • Sustainability, Environment And Construction Technology (CBF014-1) Compulsory
  • Work Based Learning A - Surveying Learning And Practical Skills For Construction (CBF020-1) Compulsory
  • Building Services And Smart Homes (CBF013-2) Compulsory
  • Building Technology (CBF021-2) Compulsory
  • Construction Contracts, Measurements And Processes (CBF020-2) Compulsory
  • Human Resource Management And Career Development (CBF009-2) Compulsory
  • Work Based Learning B - Building Structures, Services And Control (CBF012-2) Compulsory

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course. The types of assessment used range from practical work, which assesses the practical application of knowledge and concepts gained in lectures, seminars, and also from learning acquired during self-study, through to presentation and report based assessments. Time controlled in-class tests are also utilised to allow the students to experience and adjust to industry requirements. Assessment submissions will be made via the BREO VLE online portal. Please note that the system may `timeout' if the period of upload is excessive due to overly-large files. Students are therefore encouraged to submit file sizes of less than 20MB. Should you wish to submit larger files, please leave sufficient time to test the submission/discuss with the Unit tutor, prior to the assessment deadline.

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.

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.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

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
E: admission@beds.ac.uk


Graduates of this course typically follow careers in roles including junior building technologists, junior quantity surveyors, trainee site managers and CAD technicians.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2019/20 is £6,165 per year.

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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


International students cannot apply for Foundation Degrees.

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

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

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 admission@beds.ac.uk 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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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 admission@beds.ac.uk 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

Find out more about how to apply as an International student