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Summary

This course is ideal for those who are already working in, or training for, a technician role in the construction industry and are looking to enhance their qualifications to progress in their career. In addition, the course may be suitable for individuals who want to enter the construction industry at trainee technician level.

Description

You will gain a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the construction sector, and you will be able to study specialist units to suit your interests and career needs. You will also gain an understanding of how emerging technologies affect the design and production phases of construction projects, explore scientific principles and the behaviour of materials used in construction, take responsibility for your contribution to a project, work as part of a team and understand current health and safety regulations.

Key Areas

Key areas studied include:

  • Individual project
  • Construction technology
  • Science & materials
  • Construction practice & management
  • Legal and statutory responsibilities in construction
  • Construction information (drawing, detailing, specification)
  • Surveying, measuring & setting out
  • Site supervision & operations
  • Group project
  • Contracts & management
  • Project management
  • Construction technology for complex buildings
  • Alternative methods of construction
  • Environmental assessment & monitoring
  • Maintenance & operations

Entry Criteria

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 English and maths at Grade 4 or above, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification and at least one of the following qualifications:

  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma/Certificate in Construction
  • 120 UCAS points from a minimum of one full A Level in an appropriate subject, for example science, preferably with maths at AS Level or a relevant Level 3 qualification

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 https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/ucas-undergraduate-entry-requirements

What Next

You may find employment in the construction industry. You could also continue your studies and progress onto a full time degree in Construction Management or a related subject.


Course options

  • 2019/20 Part Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Part Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    - September | 2019/20 £0.00 Fees to be confirmed 3 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - - - - 6,500.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
    Or click here to enquire:

    UCAS Application Information

    Institution Code Name: SCCB
    Institution Code: S20
    Course Code: 002K
    Click here to apply for this course on UCAS website.

    Other Options:

  • 2019/20 Full Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    - September | 2019/20 £0.00 Fees to be confirmed 2 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - - - - 6,500.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
    Or click here to enquire:

    UCAS Application Information

    Institution Code Name: SCCB
    Institution Code: S20
    Course Code: 002K
    Click here to apply for this course on UCAS website.


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