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.
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.
What areas will I study?
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
What are the entry requirements?
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
Where can I progress to 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.