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If you are interested in property and planning, and aspire to gain chartered surveyor or chartered town planner status, our Property Development and Planning with Foundation Year course will provide you with the skills you need to achieve this. The Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BSc (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of your degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate. What's covered in the course? This course reflects the changing professional context of planning, land and property development, and the connections between the range of professions active in managing the built environment. Some of the content is shared with our other professionally-accredited built environment programs, so you will receive a varied and comprehensive education focused towards relevant professional employment. Understanding professional requirements, standards, ethics and behavior are important throughout the course – and your working life. You will assess how property development can affect individuals and groups, examining the process and outcomes. The financial aspects of property development and management are covered. You will also look at how town planning can facilitate appropriate development: development plans, policies and projects, as well as examining the physical, technical, legal, environmental and political factors affecting development decisions. You will develop your awareness of the complexities and variety within and between different communities, as well as evaluating community participation and empowerment. You will build skills in managing yourself and working with others, including those from related professions, to identify and achieve the best outcomes for clients, communities and places. You will meet professionals currently working in practice, who contribute to the course and help ensure that you get the most up-to-date ideas and information. You will be encouraged and supported to become a student member of a relevant professional body, to join in its activities and events, and to become a confident professional. Why Choose Us?
- The course content has been developed in line with the requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
- You will also learn key transferable professional skills, such as time management, communication and teamwork.
- Guest speakers, field trips and research-informed teaching will give you valuable industry insight and prepare you for a successful career.
- It’s an exciting time to study in Birmingham – the city is undergoing huge regeneration. This means that there are many opportunities, now and in the future, for those with built environment qualifications.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Millennium Point Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.|
|A level||BB||Can include AS Levels and/or tariff point qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Including 12 technical credits at Merit or Distinction. Must already hold GCSE Mathematics and English Language Grade C or higher or the equivalent at application point.|
|Scottish Higher||Achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (CCDDD) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects|
|AS||AC||Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 80 points minimum.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||DM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers). Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of 11 points from two High Level subjects, will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates "For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Not accepted|
|Extended Project||Combined with other level 3 qualifications. Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 80 points minimum.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 80 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum H3/D1 taken from three subjects). Must be from Technology, Science, or Computing related subjects|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language/English Literature Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Level 2 qualifications must be achieved at the point of application. City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Scottish National 5 Scottish Intermediate 2 - grade CC Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number and Communication. Scottish Credit Standard Grade - 22|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||D*D||Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 80 tariff points minimum.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 80 tariff points minimum. Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 80 points minimum.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 80 tariff points minimum. Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 80 points minimum.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||with no less than 5.5 in any level|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|