The course duration is 1 year Full Time and 2 years as Part Time and will cover the following units:
Individual Project- to work as a team to define, plan and execute a successful project using critical thinking skill needed in various roles within the industry.
Construction Technology- It cover technological concepts used to enable the construction of building by understanding the functional characteristics and design considerations.
Construction Practice & Management- to investigate and research the modern construction industry and apply practical skills embedded within the industry and gain the skills of management.
Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction - to introduce the different areas of law that are relevant to the construction industry throughout the development process. This includes applying for planning approval to undertake construction activities and using building control regulations to evaluate building design and alterations at the preconstruction stage.
Science & Materials- to make material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a design considering the environmental impact, sustainability, H&S awareness, and the legislative requirements using calculations.
Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification) - to develop their awareness of different types of construction information and their uses in the process. Students will engage in the production, reading and editing of construction information, in order to understand how this information informs different stages of the process.
Surveying, measuring and setting out - to develop an awareness and skill of surveying, topography, staking out ground co-ordinates and using digital data.
Tender & Procurement - to provide students with the knowledge to select a procurement route and an appropriate tendering method in the awarding of a project to a main contractor.