This professional qualification is designed to help progress your career in the industry, moving into areas such as project management, construction design, quantity and building surveying or architectural technology. It also offers entry to related degrees at university or in junior management positions in the industry.
The course covers key areas in construction such as technology, management, materials, the English legal system and management theory. The programme includes a mandatory work place module and industry based project as part of a team, working on several aspects of the construction process including surveying and design. For more information please see the course detail here.
Weekly sessions include lectures, practical tasks, site visits and assignment work. You’ll be expected to contribute to lessons and present your work to other class members both individually as a team.
Your course will be assessed through various written tasks including writing case studies, essays and assignments, delivering presentations and creating portfolios. Students involvement in class activities, discussions and tests will also be assessed as part of the requirements for the course.
The qualification is recognised by major professional bodies such as RICS, TRADA & CIAT. Public & private sector employers also recognise the qualification as appropriate for positions in supervisory, junior, middle management and technical appointments.
You may progress to further studies on to year 3 of a part-time degree course in similar subject areas, including Architecture, Building Surveying & Construction Management.
Tuition fee: £2,200 (year 1) & £2,000 (year 2).
This course is delivered at Fulwood Campus on a part-time basis over two years (starting in August and completing in July). Students will be required to attend four sessions at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) construction labs, which is mandatory for the Properties of Materials module.
Additional costs: The provision of your own laptop/computer including personal protective equipment (essential, approx. £30-£40) and stationary.
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You should have a relevant Level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC Diploma, NVQ Level 3, A-Level or Access course) and a successful interview. A GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 or above and 3-4 years site/industrial experience is desirable. This course will run subject to a minimum number of 12 people.