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Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Certificate of Higher Education in Construction

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points in a main level 3 qualification, gaining a pass, grade C or higher in at least one relevant subject which could include: A Levels, BTEC, International Baccalaureate, ACCESS to HE; many additional qualifications from Wales, England and Scotland are accepted to support the UCAS points in addition to the relevant subject, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate. Examples of acceptable academic entry requirements include: Two A levels, gaining a pass in at least one relevant A2 subject at grade C or higher. Minimum grades accepted D. Examples of A Levels appropriate for the course entry are the following: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Geography, Geology, Economics, Business. Or a BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent with grade MPP or higher. Or a BTEC Diploma or above, or equivalent with grade MM or higher with 2 years industry experience. Or a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or above, or equivalent with grade M or higher with 3 years industry experience. Or Experience in the industry of more than 5 years that show competent managerial expertise

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2020

These courses are designed to provide a route for professional advancement within the Construction Industry and its allied professions. It is considered the minimum requirement for anybody wishing to enter management in the industry.

After completing the course you may choose to progress onto Level 5 at Coleg Llandrillo and complete the full FdSc in Construction. Or you could choose from a wide range of Built Environment degrees at other universities and colleges. Other graduates may secure new jobs in the construction industry or gain additional responsibilities and increased status within their existing organisation.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work as Quantity Surveyors, Architectural and Engineering Technicians, Building Control Officers and Environmental Services Officers, among other roles in both the public and private sectors.

Modules

For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact and 70% independent student learning.

Level 4:

Employer Based Learning (10 credits, compulsory)

The construction industry is constantly changing in terms of technology, materials, processes, legislation and practice. Learners have the opportunity to reflect upon and contextualise the learning that they gain from working within the industry to assess their personal learning needs in order to plan for the future. (Portfolio 100%)

Environmental Science and Materials (20 credits, compulsory)

This unit supports learners to select and evaluate material choices to achieve the desired outcomes of a brief. It will enable them to justify if materials being fit for purpose; as defined by testing standards and properties and their impact on providing the human comfort requirement. Demonstrate awareness of the environmental impact and sustainability of materials and the health and safety considerations to meet current legislative requirements. (Presentation / proposal / poster 40%, Case study 60%)

Hand Drafting and CAD (10 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to enable learners to develop their understanding of construction principles and methods associated with low rise domestic buildings using the vehicle of hand sketching and technical drawing skills suitable for communication on site and with clients during stages 0 to 1 of the RIBA POW (Plan Of Work). (Presentation / proposal / poster 100%)

Mathematics for the Built Environment (20 credits, core)

This module aims to provide students with confidence in numeracy and mathematics by reinforcing and revising basic numeracy and being able to transform and resolve equations algebraically and graphically. (Exam 40%, Exam 60%)

Research and Study Skills (10 credits, compulsory)

This unit will enable you to identify and develop academic writing and information research skills, apply a range of research methodologies and instruments. (Portfolio 100%)

Site Surveying (10 credits, compulsory)

This practical module is designed to provide the student with the ability to use modern surveying equipment and to undertake a range of site surveying procedures typical of today’s construction industry. (Report 50%, Exam 50%)

Construction Site Operations (20 credits, core)

This module aims to introduce students to the fundamental aspects of developing and operating a construction site operation. (Report 75%, Presentation / proposal / poster 25%)

Legal, Contractual and Procurement Procedures (10 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the national legal system and different areas of law that are relevant to the construction industry. (Essay 100%)

Management Principles (10 credits, compulsory)

This module aims to relate management principles within the built environment to contemporary and historic theories and relate them to current practices nationally and internationally by looking at the role of a manager within the construction industry and linking this through to management theories.(Presentation / proposal / poster 50%, Essay 50%)

The Uni


Course locations:

Coleg Menai - Llangefni

Rhos Campus (Main Site)

Department:

Construction and Civil Engineering

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