This course is designed to give you the technical knowledge and skills required for a Higher Technician in the Construction Industry. This qualification has been validated and approved by the Construction Skills Standards and Qualifications Validation Group (SQVG), which represents the Construction and Built Environment Sector.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of construction subjects through lectures, seminars and directed study. Your communication, study skills and analytical skills will be developed through a wide range of assignment tasks, practical sessions and project work. You will develop the learning and study skills appropriate to Higher Education. It is a broad based course to enable students to develop their career in the Construction industry. It is not job specific nor tailored to an individual's current post. You may receive APEL credits for units which you have previously completed as part of another course (eg HNC).
The following professional bodies recognise the qualification to contribute towards their requirements and also meet the requirements of the Engineering Council (UK) - Standards for Professional Engineering Competence:
The following units will be studied:
Core Units -
Prospective students will have one of the following:
The course leads you to top up to an honours degree in a related discipline at local Universities such as Sheffield Hallam University, Huddersfield University or Derby University, as well as further afield. Students can also progress in or enter employment within the industry including careers such as Construction Management, Surveying and Civil Engineering.
Students study for 9 hours, 1 day per week (usually Mondays) and are expected to spend approximately 18 hours per week on self-study. Feedback is given during tutorials after marking of assignments.
Students should ensure that they have home access to a computer and the internet.