Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship

17th September 2020
3 Years


University Campus St Albans, Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL4 0JA   View map




The Construction Site Management Degree Apprenticeship incorporates the BSc Construction Management Degree Programme (with honours) and commences at level 5. It is for students with a relevant HNC qualification or experienced managers or supervisors without formal qualifications at this level.  This programme is for applicants employed in a relevant role and who are being funded by the employer’s apprenticeship levy.

The programme is delivered in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire on a part time, day release basis at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus and at the University of Hertfordshire.

Apprentices will also need to complete the industry certificates in Site Safety Plus Site    Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme.

Apprentices must also complete the end point assessment that takes place after completion of the degree.

A pathway to Chartership with CIOB after the end point assessment will be provided.

Further information about the Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship standard can be found at

The programme has several key distinctive features:

  • Shaped and delivered in collaboration with Employers, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and Constructing Excellence
  • Delivery involves industry experts
  • Built around the contemporary challenges facing the industry
  • Specialist modules on both Building Information Management and Sustainable Construction
  • Includes off site visits to special projects (e.g. at BRE)
  • Taught in small groups at both Oaklands College and the University of Hertfordshire

The programme is designed to enable the completion of the honours degree with direct entry at level 5 with a Higher National Certificate in construction or related subject (or equivalent award).  The programme integrates academic and work based learning in close collaboration with employers.


There are 12 compulsory modules delivered over three years.

  September – January (exc. Christmas break) January – April (exc. Easter break) May – September (exc. 7 week Summer break)
Year 1 Construction Futures

Leading and Managing People

Building Information

Modelling and Information Management

Sustainability for Construction

The Legal Context and Construction Contract Law
Year 2 Off-Site Construction

Construction Project Management

Team Project

Construction Technology & Innovation

Construction & Commercial Management Practice



Year 3 Professional Development Portfolio

Professional Inquiry Project


Students will also be provided with student membership of CIOB.


  • Complimentary student membership of CIOB
  • Learning in small groups
  • Industry engaged curriculum
  • Regular visits to you in the workplace by the tutor

Funded by the Apprenticeship levy


Typically year 1 of the programme will be delivered one day a week at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus from September to April and at the University of Hertfordshire from May to July. Year 2 will be delivered at Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City from September to December and at the University of Hertfordshire from January to July.  Year 3 will be delivered from Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City Campus.

You will be taught by a range of experienced academic staff and industry experts in a ‘workshop’ style of learning.


The programme provides a progression opportunity for all apprentices who have achieved a Higher National Certificate or equivalent qualification in a construction related discipline and are seeking to develop and extend their technical skills into a management role.

If you have prior construction management experience but do not have an HNC qualification, click here to ask for more information on how to undertake the accelerated pathway.


All students and apprentices complete the BSc (Hons) Construction Management and are able to gain CIOB chartership subsequently, however the following key differences are:

  • The Degree is funded through either employer sponsorship or can be self-funded through a student loan
  • The Degree Apprenticeship is funded by the apprenticeship levy
  • The Degree Apprenticeship requires formal commitments from the employer with the University of Hertfordshire
  • Apprentices are required to complete an additional assessment after the degree with an independent body and will be supported by a tutor to prepare for this
  • Apprentices will also undertake industry certificates

Apprentices will need to have a work based mentor and have quarterly  workplace meetings with their tutor


The programme will be delivered typically one day a week.  You will also be expected to carry out around 6 hours a week of private study.


Bachelor of Science (Hons) Construction Management.


All students must hold an HNC or equivalent in construction and the built environment (or a cognate area) typically with a merit grade average.

If you do not have an HNC but are an experienced site manager or supervisor, there is the opportunity to accredit your prior experience and gain direct entry into the degree.  This is known as Accreditation of Prior Learning.  Please contact for more information.

Students seeking to enter the programme at Level 6 with a relevant Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree will typically have either a merit grade or 50% grade average respectively.

All students are expected to either be working in the sector or had relevant employment experience within the last 3 years.

All applicants must have GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above, or a University of Hertfordshire accepted equivalent qualification.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency.  A minimum of IELTS 6.0 is required (with no less than 5.5 in any band).  Other English language tests are accepted.

FEES – Funded by the Apprenticeship Levy

Total = £18000

Year 1 – £6750
Year 2 – £6750
Year 3 – £4500


If you wish to have an informal discussion before applying on-line please contact the Course Director


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Did you know you can gain accreditation for your management experience?

This would enable you to fast-track your degree and be exempt from 2 years of study.

You would need to register your interest by completing the application form and we will arrange a meeting/phone call.

You will be supported by a tutor to help you put together a portfolio that captures your experience. This takes 2-3 months so if you are interested and want to join the BSc Construction in September 2020 please submit your application today. There is a fee of £500.