What will I do on this course?
The qualification is internationally recognised and it also helps employers to satisfy Health & Safety and other EU requirements. After successful completion the qualification is judged to be the equivalent of part of the HNC in Building Studies/Construction.
You will study a range of modules around your current site experience. Modules may include:
- Project Planning
- Organising and resourcing projects
- Project monitoring & control
- Managing the quality of site work
- Managing sub-contractors
- Health & Safety
- Managing People
- Estimating & Measuring Work
- Services Management
- Site Surveying & Levelling
Who is it for?
This course is designed to meet the needs of those individuals that are employed in, or training for, site management. The course is aimed at the mature and practical entrant. All applicants are required to become registered with CIOB and are guided through this process.
How to apply
Please call 0117 312 5000 or e-mail HEinformation@cityofbristol.ac.uk
How Is this course assessed?
Course assessment is based on individual work, group work, and practical assignments. The emphasis is on group participation and mutual learning with guidance from tutors. You should be prepared to spend time on private study and coursework in addition to attendance.
The full Level 4 qualification may take about two years, on a part-time basis to complete, although the length of the qualification does vary dependent on the course delivery timetable. The certificate is awarded after completion of a minimum of 4 units out of the 12, this includes completion of the compulsory unit ‘Managing Health, Safety, Welfare and Risk in Construction Works’, and the Diploma is then awarded after completion of a further 8 units. Candidates are also able to complete individual units and gain unit certification, this may count towards CPD or towards a full qualification. In order to gain the full award there are twelve units to complete, these are based on assignment assessments which develop your knowledge and competence in the workplace.
For those who have already completed the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS), and have current certification, we can apply to the CIOB for exemption of the Health and Safety unit. Other certificated qualification exemptions may apply, this will be considered after mapping the qualification specification against the particular CIOB unit.
What could I do next?
Candidates will commence on the Certificate and can then progress to the Diploma depending on levels of achievement and aspirations. Progression to an HNC, Foundation Degree or an Honours Degree may also be possible, subject to successful completion of this award.