About this course
The Foundation Degree (Science) in Construction aims to build on and enhance the knowledge and experience of those already working in the construction industry by motivating those who are serious about taking their career forward.
It is intended that appropriate new skills are being brought from the workplace and with the help of enterprising professionals within the global construction industry, developed further and utilised back at the workplace.
A Foundation Degree is the first stage in higher education and provides a route to a further degree and professional advancement.
Successful Foundation Degree Construction students may be in a position to gain a construction related BSc within one year or a degree professionally accredited by the RICS or CIOB in two years (equivalent full time study).
The Foundation has a total credit value of 240 academic credits, with roughly one third being studied as Work-Based Learning.
A minimum of 80 UCAS points from at least 1 or more A-Level
or an equivalent
or Edexcel National Award
or Advanced Modern Apprenticeship
or an Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction) will be accepted.
GCSE's in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
Applicants should be employed in an construction-related field, and have the support of their employer. You may be someone with experience of working in construction and assessed as being able to study at this level. Maturity and experience of working in the construction industry will be taken into account. Mature applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Admissions Tutor.
Language entry requirements
The University accepts the following minimum English language standards for entry to its degree courses.
You must have at least one of the following standards in English to enter a degree or diploma course:
An IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 for the computer-based test)
Pearson PTE Academic score of 54
A pass in the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) examination
A pass in the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) examination
GCSE/GCE O Level grade C or equivalent British-based examination
For selected countries, a good pass in English in the final year of secondary school (this being the equivalent of year 13 in England and Wales), or
Any other equivalent qualification recognised by the British Council (as listed in the British Council NARIC Guide) or an equivalent body
For entry to the BA (Hons) English Language and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programmes, you will need a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, since this is a special award which includes an international qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
For entry on to PhD programmes you will need a score of:
IELTS 7.0 or
TOEFL 650 or
Pearson PTE Academic 68