You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the construction sector; the course is perfect for anyone who wishes to develop their career in construction. You will also gain an understanding on how emerging technologies affect the design and production phases of construction projects, develop the ability to think independently, solve problems and develop leadership and management skills.
Key units studied:
• Individual project
• Construction technology
• Construction practice & management
• Legal & statutory responsibilities in construction
• Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification)
• Building information modelling
• Site supervision & operations
•Surveying, measuring and setting out Individual project (15 credits) This is a Pearson set project which changes annually, this , unit allows students to define, plan and undertake a project within the construction industry. The aim of this unit is to support students in using and applying the knowledge and skills they have developed through other areas of their studies to complete and present an individual project. In addition, this unit will provide students with key study skills that will support them in further study. Construction technology (15 credits) This unit will introduce the different technological concepts used to enable the construction of building elements; from substructure to completion, by understanding the different functional characteristics and design considerations to be borne in mind when selecting the most suitable technological solution. Construction information (drawing, detailing and specification) (15 credits) To achieve successful projects in the built environment requires a range of different types of information: to describe the project, quantify the materials, provide clear instructions for assembly and erection, and to allow for accurate costing and management. Throughout the process of design, construction and post-occupancy management, information is critical. Surveying, measuring and setting out (15 credits) This unit explores the techniques used to set up controls and conduct topographic surveys. It also covers communication of results and methods of Setting-out structures. Construction practice management (15 credits) The aim of this unit is to develop and provide students with a holistic understanding of constru
You will need to be aged 18 years or over on or before 31 August of the academic year the course commences.
You must have GCSE maths and English at Grade 4 or above, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification, and at least one of the following qualifications:
•56 UCAS points from a minimum of one full A Level in an appropriate subject, for example science, physics
• BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction
• BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering
• City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma/Certificate in Construction Alternatively, if you have significant relevant work experience or other professional qualifications, you may be eligible for the course. To find out more about UCAS points, please visit Click here
You may use the skills you have learnt to seek employment in the construction industry. You could also continue your studies and progress onto the full-time degree in Construction Management or a related subject.