Course Duration
2 Years
Location
Burslem Campus
Course Cost
£ 2995.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These are higher education qualifications, and no fee remission is available. However, most students will be eligible for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company, and may also be eligible for a maintenance loan, depending on your circumstances.
Course Code
PH8037
Start Date
16/09/2024
Start Time
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Day
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Course Summary

The Construction Management course encompasses a diverse range of content, offering a comprehensive overview of the industry. Topics covered include Construction Environment, Construction Technology, Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction, Financial Management, Business Practices in Construction, Tender and Procurement, as well as a focus on BIM and various digital applications, among others.

The primary objectives of this course are as follows:
• To equip students with essential skills vital for a multitude of careers within the construction sector, particularly those pertaining to management and operations. Additionally, the course aims to provide students with the requisite skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to excel in the international construction arena.
• To foster an inquisitive mindset among students and instil in them the capabilities and confidence to operate across diverse business domains. Furthermore, the course endeavours to cultivate leadership qualities, adeptness in managing change, and proficiency in navigating complex construction scenarios.
• To impart an understanding of the utilisation and implications of emerging digital technologies in the construction landscape. Moreover, the course seeks to furnish students with insights into culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity, and values. It also offers flexibility in study approaches to cater to local and specialised needs.

The two pathways available at Level 4 and Level 5 are aligned with the Occupational Standards of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, as well as professional body standards. This alignment aims to confer professional status upon completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) and facilitate direct employment opportunities. Furthermore, the Pearson certification signifies adherence to industry standards and ensures that students are equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills for entry into the workforce.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

An informal interview will be required to assess suitability to join the course. There is the recognition that there may be a wider range of applicants than those that have formal qualifications and where this is the case, there is the need to ensure that students will be able to return to study successfully, so time spent in industry needs to be evaluated. Where an applicant has no substantial time in industry a minimum of 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English along with a minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification. We aim to ensure that each person is able to meet their goals when studying with us, to enable this, those that do not meet the entry requirements will be signposted to other support prior to being reassessed for entry

How Is It Assessed

This course will make use of formative and summative work to both develop and assess students towards the final outcomes in each module

How Is It Taught

The number of contact hours may vary within modules but are likely to be 9 hours per week, for each of the two years. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 9 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules. Group teaching is expecting to be blended utilising traditional face to face teaching with some optional modules delivered in a blended learning format- face to face and online, with the support of one to one tutorial time where required.

What Could I do Next

The aim of the Pearson HNC/D in Construction Management and Higher Technical Qualification in Construction Management courses is to achieve excellence in the provision of level 4 and 5 courses to provide you with a technical and professional skills base for a successful career and progression with a number of institutions including; Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Association of Project Management (APM) among many others. The course structure is designed to help you experience the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the construction industry and achieve a qualification which facilitates progression within the industry. Subjects covered in the course are broad and varied including; Construction Environment, Construction Technology, Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction, Financial Management, Business Practices in Construction, Tender and Procurement as well as BIM and its Digital Applications, among others. Depending on the educational level at graduation, i.e. level 4 (HNC) or level 5 (HND), you are expected to have developed different competencies which can be operational (level 4) or managerial (level 5) and hence qualify and can pursue a wide range of roles including; • Level 4 (HNC) Roles – Operational (Assistant Construction Site Supervisor and Assistant Project Manager): You should be able to perform key construction management tasks understand processes and operations, and work effectively. • Level 5 (HND) Roles – Managerial (Construction Site Supervisor, Project Manager): You should be able to increase performance through strategic planning to meet construction aims, and manage construction functions to work effectively in lower- or middle-management positions.

Entry Requirements

An informal interview will be required to assess suitability to join the course. There is the recognition that there may be a wider range of applicants than those that have formal qualifications and where this is the case, there is the need to ensure that students will be able to return to study successfully, so time spent in industry needs to be evaluated. Where an applicant has no substantial time in industry a minimum of 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English along with a minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification. We aim to ensure that each person is able to meet their goals when studying with us, to enable this, those that do not meet the entry requirements will be signposted to other support prior to being reassessed for entry

How Is It Assessed

This course will make use of formative and summative work to both develop and assess students towards the final outcomes in each module

How Is It Taught

The number of contact hours may vary within modules but are likely to be 9 hours per week, for each of the two years. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 9 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules. Group teaching is expecting to be blended utilising traditional face to face teaching with some optional modules delivered in a blended learning format- face to face and online, with the support of one to one tutorial time where required.

What Could I do Next

The aim of the Pearson HNC/D in Construction Management and Higher Technical Qualification in Construction Management courses is to achieve excellence in the provision of level 4 and 5 courses to provide you with a technical and professional skills base for a successful career and progression with a number of institutions including; Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Association of Project Management (APM) among many others. The course structure is designed to help you experience the breadth and interdisciplinary nature of the construction industry and achieve a qualification which facilitates progression within the industry. Subjects covered in the course are broad and varied including; Construction Environment, Construction Technology, Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction, Financial Management, Business Practices in Construction, Tender and Procurement as well as BIM and its Digital Applications, among others. Depending on the educational level at graduation, i.e. level 4 (HNC) or level 5 (HND), you are expected to have developed different competencies which can be operational (level 4) or managerial (level 5) and hence qualify and can pursue a wide range of roles including; • Level 4 (HNC) Roles – Operational (Assistant Construction Site Supervisor and Assistant Project Manager): You should be able to perform key construction management tasks understand processes and operations, and work effectively. • Level 5 (HND) Roles – Managerial (Construction Site Supervisor, Project Manager): You should be able to increase performance through strategic planning to meet construction aims, and manage construction functions to work effectively in lower- or middle-management positions.