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Quantity Surveying for England - Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up - YEAR 1

Engineering and Professional Construction

Course ID: 175180

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Higher National Diploma (Top-up)
  • 2 years, part-time course.
  • Study in an inclusive and respectful working environment.
  • Develop your employability skills and enhance your career prospects.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a professional career within the Built Environment.

What to expect from the course

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma Top-up in Construction and the Built Environment builds on previous learning from the Level 4 Higher National Certificate. The course develops students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the construction and the built environment sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance students' career prospects.

Students will develop a sound understanding of the principles in surveying practices and learn to apply those principles more widely.

The course prepares students to perform effectively in their chosen field and develop the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making. This course embeds the development of key skills throughout the programme, including attributes and strengths required by twenty-first century employers.

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

HND Surveying Programme Handbook (22-23)

This programme is delivered through in-person teaching. Should government guidance or public heath advice change in-year, students will be able to continue their studies with a blend of in-person and remote learning, supported by additional safety measures on campus.

Modules studied:

  • Group Project
  • Contracts and Management
  • Advanced Quantities for Complex Building Projects
  • Surveying for Conservation, Renovation and Refurbishment
  • Project Management
  • Alternative Methods of Construction
  • Personal Professional Development

Additional Costs

Students may be required to purchase their own materials for any specialist projects they undertake as part of the course.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.


Higher National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (Surveying)

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On successful completion of the Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the construction and the built environment sector through:
? Entering employment
? Continuing existing employment
? Linking with the appropriate vendor accredited certificates
? Committing to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
? Progressing to university
? Progressing to a higher apprenticeship scheme, in conjunction with progression to a university degree course.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

College generic entry requirements apply to all HE programmes. For this particular programme, the following will apply:

• Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction and The Built Environment (Surveying)
• GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade C/4, above or equivalent

Applicants may be required to attend an interview.


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for24/25 is 3700.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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