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Bedford College Group

Foundation Degree Building Services and Sustainability (Bedford)

UCAS Code: KD24

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Gain the up-to-date skills and knowledge required for a career in constructing the buildings of tomorrow. This course provides career development or a route into professional employment in the construction industry. Typical career progression includes design, design consultancy, production management, implementation, commissioning, cyclic maintenance management, or senior management.

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 photo-voltaic systems.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site of Bedford College

Department:

Construction and Building Services

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