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Construction

Course Code: UF4192, UX4192

Level: 5
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)

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About the course

Do you want to study a construction degree or university-level course to further your career? This Foundation Degree in Construction at City College Plymouth is awarded by the University of Plymouth. The construction industry is of considerable economic and strategic importance across the UK, and the construction process is complex, starting with design and planning through production to ongoing maintenance and refurbishment. The course is designed for those who are already working in, or aspiring to work in, the construction industry in a range of roles including site managers, site engineers, quantity surveyors, building surveyors, and architectural technologists. You’ll study a wide range of topics from mathematics to domestic and large scale construction though a mix of lectures, practical work and fieldwork. Lecturers on this course include professionally qualified and experienced architects, engineers and project managers; so you can be assured of gaining an industry-relevant, employment-focused qualification.

 

 

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

What you'll learn

The course includes the following subjects:

Full-time
Year 1

  • Domestic Construction
  • Environmental Building Science
  • Materials
  • ICT and Design
  • Construction Contractual Procedures
  • Construction and Civil Engineering Management

Year 2

  • Lean Construction
  • Site Surveying
  • Structures for Construction
  • Building Pathology and Construction Refurbishment Practice
  • Energy Use in Building
  • Project

Part-time
Year 1

  • Domestic Construction and Construction Materials
  • Environmental Building Science
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Contractual Procedures

Year 2

  • ICT and Design
  • Construction and Civil Engineering Management
  • Site Surveying
  • Structures for Construction

Year 3

  • Lean Construction
  • Building Pathology and Construction Refurbishment Practice
  • Energy Use in Buildings
  • Project
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points
  • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English, maths and combined science

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Unless you already have a qualification equivalent to a higher national certificate (HNC) or higher, it is recommended that you enrol on the HNC. On satisfactory completion of this two year course, you will be eligible to transfer onto the final year of the Foundation Degree.Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessments/Exams

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations and examinations.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:

  • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Environmental Construction Surveying (non-accredited) degree at the University of Plymouth
  • membership of professional institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Building
  • a wide range of careers in the industry, such as a site manager, quantity surveyor, architectural technician or building surveyor.
Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Full-time Part-time

Course Code: UF4192

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £6950

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: UX4192

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £3500

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact info@cityplym.ac.uk or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.