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. Career Opportunities and 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.
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
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.
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Mature students with relevant work experience
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Basic and Key Skill Builder Assessment (BKSB)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£2400||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£2400||Year 1|