Course Info


Construction
  • construction

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Part Time

  • Level:

    4

  • Duration:

    2 Years

  • Start date:

    January/September 2021

  • Awarding body:

    Pearson

Course Overview

This course is designed for those who have experience of working in construction and looking to enhance their career prospects in the industry.

This programme will develop your understanding of current health, safety, and welfare legislation and you will develop the skills to undertake risk assessments. You will also learn the techniques of how site investigation and evaluation can influence the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and their substructures. We will provide opportunities for you to develop your skills in using analytical methods and statistics to solve problems as well as an understanding of the properties and structural behaviour of construction materials. You will also discover how market forces and government policies influence the construction industry.

This course is a practitioner (skills-based) programme based on core areas that analyse building energy requirements in terms of the external environment and internal space and the effect of this built environment on energy resources. It considers the principles and analysis of associated building engineering systems, leading to the understanding of control, simulation, and modelling techniques.

Course Highlights

Our fully qualified and professional staff are all experienced construction practitioners, having worked as site operatives, site managers, and quantity surveyors.

Our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning, with employers attending our popular employability events, is a key distinguishing feature of the College.

You will cover the following units:

Core Mandatory Units:
• Individual Project
• Construction Technology
• Science & Materials
• Construction Practice & Management

Mandatory Specialist units:
• Principles of Ventilation & Air Conditioning Design & Installation
• Mathematics for Construction
• Principles of Heating Services Design & Installation

Career Opportunities & Further Study

A key progression path is to the second or third year of a degree programme, or you could progress to a professional qualification offered by institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and many more.

Alternatively, you could enter in to employment as this course opens doors to careers with design consultants and contractors.

Assessment

Assessment is based on a combination of coursework, assignments and assessment will vary from unit to unit. You will also be required to undertake some group and project work.

Entry Requirements

One or more of the following:

  • Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment (or a related subject).
    • GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject; this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English
    • 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.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.