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 https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/construction-site-management-degree
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 Environment
Leading and Managing People
Modelling and Information Management
Sustainability for Construction
|The Legal Context and Construction Contract Law|
|Year 2||Modern Methods of Construction
Construction Project Management
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
HOW WILL THE PROGRAMME BE DELIVERED?
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.
WHO IS IT FOR?
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.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DEGREE AND THE DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP?
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
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?
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.
WHAT WILL APPEAR ON MY DEGREE CERTIFICATE?
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 Stephen.email@example.com 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 Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org