Modern Methods of Construction for England at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

This brand-new Level 4 programme of study lays the foundation of learning by providing a broad introduction to construction and different modern methods of construction functions. This Pearson programme was developed with industry partners including the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education. Buildings use about 40% of global energy, 25% of global water and 40% of global resources in their construction and operation. As a result, sustainable energy systems are often incorporated into the design of new construction projects. By the end of Level 4, in addition to having a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of construction, students will have developed an understanding of the significance and impact of new digital technologies on construction. You will be equipped to meet the needs of employers in the construction sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. In addition to developing your knowledge of Construction principles, you will also have had the opportunity to focus on the research and design of alternative energy systems and have assessed new technologies available to the construction industry. Background knowledge and understanding of Building Information modelling (BIM) will be gained; the drivers, benefits and its importance in the context of current roles and responsibilities in the construction industry. Students will also explore different approaches to off-site construction including modular construction, factory construction, automation and robotics and 3D printing. Students will be able to assess options for off-site production and develop design and manufacturing strategies to enable building delivery. Two years part-time with one full day attendance per week, or one year full-time with two full day attendance per week. 6 hours for part-time course or 12 hours for full-time course. Each unit is worth 15 credits and over the course of the programme you will gain 120 credits. Career Options include: Junior Construction Design and Build Technician Offsite Construction Manager Trainee You can progress to a Level 5 HND and then to complete a top-up year at level 6 on an undergraduate degree programme such as: BSc Construction Project Management BSc Innovative Home Design and Construction BA (Hons) Design for Future Living For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.

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You will study the following units: Construction Design Project, The Construction Environment, Principles of Off-site Construction, Construction Technology, Building Information Modelling, Principles of Alternative Energy, Tender and Procurement, Digital Applications for Building Information Modelling.

Assessment method

You will be assessed using a range of methods including written assignments, reports, and presentations.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications will be considered on individual merit. However, offers will usually be based on: 64 Ucas points BTEC Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject Other related Level 3 qualifications Normally 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or numeric score of 4/5 under newly reformed GCSE grading), including Maths and English An Access to Higher Education Diploma in a relevant area Related work experience may be considered in place of formal qualifications

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4000 Year 1
Scotland £4000 Year 1
Wales £4000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Modern Methods of Construction for England at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS