- A Level: Including passes at A2 in at least one subjects.
- BTEC: Extended Diploma (QCF) or Diploma (QCF).
- International Baccalaureate: Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.
Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
English Language Requirements:
- Overall IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
This sector of industry needs people with the knowledge, practical skills and personal qualities to make a difference where it counts – on site, working with other professionals.
On this highly practical course, you’ll learn about the nature and environment of the construction industry as well as the regulatory framework around health and safety, planning, procurement and contracts.
You’ll also explore the importance of sustainable design and the factors that influence the efficient management of a construction project in terms of time, cost and quality.
In practical terms, you’ll learn tools and techniques that will help you succeed in your career, including the use of industry software such as AutoCAD and Microsoft Project. We’ll also prepare you to achieve the Construction Safety Certification Scheme (CSCS). This is a requirement of the Group of Major Contractors (GMC) for working on any project they are involved in.
We’ll help you to secure a competitive work placement during the final year of the course, so you can see how your learning relates to industry practice.
You can study this course on a part-time basis. If you take this option, you’ll be studying the same modules over three years instead of two.