Course overviewConstruction Management for England Site Supervisor City of Bristol College
Welcome to the Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction Management for England, where we are dedicated to shaping the future leaders of the international construction industry. Our programme is designed to empower students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to excel in the dynamic and competitive global construction environment.
1. High Performance in the International Construction Environment:
Equip students with the skills and knowledge required for exceptional performance on the global stage.
2. Versatility and Leadership:
Cultivate enquiring minds and instil confidence to work across diverse business functions. Develop leadership abilities to navigate change, manage teams and address complex construction situations.
3. Core Skills for Management and Operations:
Provide essential skills necessary for a variety of careers in construction, particularly in management and operations.
4. Balanced Approach for Employability:
Strike a balance between imparting employability skills and fundamental knowledge, catering to entrepreneurial, employment and academic aspirations.
5. Embracing Digital Technologies:
Foster an understanding of the significant impact that new digital technologies have on the construction environment.
6. Insight into International Business Operations:
Provide a global perspective by offering insights into international business operations, preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of a global marketplace.
7. Cultural Competence and Diversity:
Equip students with knowledge and understanding of culturally diverse organisations. Address cross-cultural issues, diversity, and values to prepare students for the complexities of the modern workplace.
8. Flexible Study for Local and Specialist Needs:
Allow flexible study options to meet both local and specialist requirements, ensuring a tailored learning experience.
Join us on this educational journey, where you will not only gain a solid foundation in construction management but also develop the skills and mindset needed to thrive in the ever-evolving world of construction.
Your success begins here.
Who is this course for?
The Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Construction Management for England are designed for individuals aspiring to excel in the international construction arena.
Whether you are a student with entrepreneurial aspirations, seeking employment, or pursuing academic endeavours, this programme is crafted to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge. It caters to those who wish to lead, manage, adapt to change and navigate complex construction scenarios across various business functions.
If you have an inquiring mind and are eager to explore the intersection of technology, cultural diversity, and global business operations within the construction industry, then this programme is tailored for you.
Be prepared to gain a comprehensive understanding of the major impact of digital technologies, develop core management skills and explore opportunities and challenges in the dynamic global marketplace.
What you'll learn
You will embark on a comprehensive journey encompassing various crucial aspects of the construction industry. Through a series of specialised units, each designed to provide a unique skill set and knowledge base, you will delve into the following key areas:
1. Construction Design Project (Pearson set)
Engage in hands-on project work to enhance your design skills and problem-solving abilities.
2. Construction Technology
Explore the intricacies of construction technology, gaining a solid foundation in the practical aspects of building.
3. The Construction Environment
Understand the broader context of the construction industry, including its environmental impact and sustainability considerations.
4. Legal and Statutory Requirements in Construction
Gain insights into the legal framework governing construction activities and the statutory requirements to ensure compliance.
5. Digital Applications for Construction Information
Explore the role of digital technologies in construction, developing proficiency in leveraging these tools for effective information management.
6. Financial Management and Business Practices in Construction
Acquire essential financial management skills and a deep understanding of business practices specific to the construction sector.
7. Tender and Procurement
Delve into the intricacies of tendering processes and procurement strategies within the construction industry.
8. Building Information Modelling
Learn the principles and applications of Building Information Modelling (BIM), a critical aspect of modern construction management.
Throughout the course, successful completion of each unit will earn you credits, with one credit equivalent to approximately ten hours of learning time. Accumulate a total of 120 credits in an academic year, requiring 1,200 hours of dedicated learning and you will be awarded a Higher National Certificate in Construction Management for England.
This programme is tailored to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the dynamic and competitive field of construction management.
Course entry requirements
Prospective applicants are expected to meet specific entry requirements to ensure a solid foundation for success in the programme.
Eligibility criteria include holding at least one of the following qualifications or experiences:
1. BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction
2. GCE Advanced Level profile
A strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile should be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (or equivalent) and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English.
3. Other related Level 3 qualifications
Applicants with qualifications beyond BTEC Level 3 or GCE Advanced Level will also be considered.
4. Access to Higher Education Diploma
Applicants with a relevant diploma from an approved further education institution are eligible.
5. Relevant work experience
Applicants with industry experience will be considered, particularly those returning to education. However, a Level 2 qualification in Maths and English is normally expected.
Applicants with prior certificated or experiential learning may be eligible for credit transfer, with a maximum of 120 credits at Level 4. All applicants will undergo an interview process before a final decision is made. Additionally, English language proficiency is a requirement. Non-native English speakers who have not completed their final two years of schooling in English must demonstrate language capability at a standard equivalent to:
– Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Level B2 – PTE Academic 51
– IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum reading and writing score of 5.5)
This ensures that each applicant can effectively engage in learning and assessment at the relevant level in English, contributing to a successful academic journey in Construction Management.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
We recognise the diversity in learning styles and aim to cater to individual preferences through a variety of teaching techniques. Our dedicated team is committed to supporting your academic journey, fostering engagement and enhancing your employability skills.
You can expect a dynamic learning environment, where group work, pair activities, action research, discussions, presentations, and hands-on building projects are integrated into the curriculum. Our delivery methods encompass a combination of lectures, online learning, and practical sessions, allowing you to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios. A significant aspect of your assessment includes the opportunity to implement your own building and design projects within several modules.
To further enrich your learning experience, we offer tutorial sessions, seminars, and guest speakers to provide insights into new and exciting concepts in the field.
With relatively small class sizes, you’ll benefit from full interaction and meaningful discussions within the group. Your weekly schedule will include approximately six hours of contact time, involving five hours of lectures and one hour of seminars or tutorial time. During independent study periods, you’ll engage in activities such as reading journal articles, working on projects, and preparing coursework. Formative assessments throughout each unit offer developmental feedback, while summative assessments at the end of each unit contribute to your overall grade. We understand the importance of academic and pastoral support.
Your Personal Tutor, support is available from the Programme Coordinator, Unit Leaders, and central student services.
Our holistic approach to student progression includes an induction programme, scheduled tutorials, and online resources, personal development planning sessions, and support for students with additional learning needs. We are committed to facilitating your academic journey, providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where you can thrive and succeed in the field of Construction Management.
Future career and study opportunities
The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction Management for England provides a solid grounding in construction which you can build on should you decide to continue your studies to Level 5 (HND) and further to degree-level study*.
In addition, the qualification may provide links to industry-related and employer-supported apprenticeship schemes that can provide further opportunities for enhanced employment.
*You should be aware that university admission criteria are always subject to change and remain at the discretion of the institution. You should take time to understand the course entry requirements for the subject, year, and grade before applying. For more information on entry requirements, including 2+1 articulations, please click here.
Tuition Fees Home/EU* Fee for September 2023 entry: £3,265 per year.
Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students.
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