Our Construction Management foundation degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue an exciting career in the industry, and to capitalise on the diverse range of opportunities that will be on offer to you across different sectors, disciplines and projects.
Your experience on the course will position you to meet the demands from industry, and enable you to collaborate effectively with different construction professionals within the workplace, whether that be designers, engineers, building contractors or specialist consultants.
This understanding of different disciplines, perspectives and interdisciplinary working will be an important attribute in an industry that demands an integrated approach to building projects.
The course includes units that cover the full lifecycle of buildings, from the design, planning and contracting of projects, through the full phases of construction, to client handover and then on to the end-of-life of the building.
There is a strong focus on employability. As well as bringing a wealth of industry experience to our construction courses, the teaching team also utilise close collaborative relationships within industry, including both regional and national employers, to bring the latest developments, techniques and technologies into the taught curriculum. This typically involves specialist presentations and seminars from industry experts as well as site visits, which in recent years have included visits to individual projects worth over £1bn.
Industry presenters have included project managers and directors, civil engineers, local authority planners and construction professionals, government agency representatives, professional bodies, and have also included past graduates from our courses who have progressed into senior positions in the industry.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn a range of valuable transferable skills, including teamwork, communication, problem solving, mathematics and IT solutions
- Study construction economics, contract, procurement and risk management, project management and policy development
- Develop active links with some of the country’s leading construction companies
- Gain a deep insight into the Government and EU policies and regulations that effect the industry
- Explore your limits in our state-of-art teaching facilities
- Challenge yourself as you learn about the latest technologies, techniques and materials for sustainable building
- Benefit from the fact that the technical elements of the course are mapped to NVQs in Construction Management at Level 4
This course is taught by experienced professionals with focus on pragmatism and the industry requirements. Guest lecturers are also invited to share their current experience with students. The course specifically encourages the students to attend specialist seminars and trade shows to further their exposure to the current developments in the industry. By presenting your research and analysis you will also develop your presentation and communication skills, deemed to be essential by the industry. Students from this course have progressed to site management assistant positions, as well as trainee estimators and planners in Housing Associations, Local Authority and building contractors, this is all due to the skills developed during the Work Based Learning specific to this qualification.
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