Construction Design and Build Technician – Level 4

in Modern Methods of Construction

Construction Design and Build Technician – Level 4


60 weeks over 2 years


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Delivery Location

IoT Dudley

Delivery Partners
Dudley College

Delivery Model
  • Part-time (1 day per week)
Entry Requirements

For entry onto this qualification, potential learners will ideally already be working in the construction sector. Each potential learner will be invited for an interview to assess the best route and pathway. A bridging unit is available to provide students with the necessary skills in maths and construction technology if a student is new into this profession or needs additional maths and construction technology.

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and The Built Environment
A GCSE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCSE subject
This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent)
Other related Level 3 qualifications
An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
Related work experience
An international equivalent of the above.

Training and Development Summary

Delivery Breakdown

The HNC in Construction Design and Build is a fully recognised Higher National Certificate, equivalent to the first year of an Honours degree qualification. New specification HNCs introduce consistency and collaboration with Industry to provide a study route that develops strong Knowledge and skills that are applicable to industry.

This qualification prepares learners who are looking towards a career in construction and the built environment. At Level 4 students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the construction and the built environment sector as well as focused study in construction design.

Year 1

  • Unit 13: Building Information Modelling
  • Unit 5: Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
  • Unit 11: Financial Management & Business Practices in Construction
  • Unit 6: Digital Applications for Construction Information

Year 2

  • Unit 2: Construction Technology
  • Unit 1: Construction Design Project (Pearson-set)
  • Unit 12: Tender & Procurement
  • Unit 4: The Construction Environment

All assessment is based on academic writing with one unit which is externally set by Pearson (individual project).

Students will also benefit from opportunities for deeper learning, where they are able to make connections between units and select areas of interest for detailed study.

Professional Recognition and Career Progression


As well as higher education there are lots of roles in industry to consider:

  • Architectural technician
  • Architectural technologist
  • 3D Visualiser
  • BIM Coordinator
  • BIM Manager
  • CAD technician
  • Digital design technician
  • Design Manager


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