Overview Course Details Locations More information Print this page
«Back to course listing
Professional Practice in Construction Operations Management

This Higher Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme, which has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge that are essential for a career in construction operations management, and includes a Foundation Degree.

Work-based learning and Higher Apprenticeships are practical modes of study that combine University study with a vocation or professional placement, linking theory to practice. It is flexible to your schedule and working responsibilities, and is a convenient way of developing your existing knowledge at an advanced level, tailored to your roles and experience in the workplace.

These vocational learning opportunities will prepare you for a more varied future of work in your chosen industry by refining your knowledge and developing leadership skills. It also provides the basis for lifelong learning and continuing professional development (CPD), which is crucial to adapt and succeed in all modern industry.

Course details
Entry Requirements
What will I learn?

Ucas Code: K220

Award: FdSc / HNC awarded by University of Plymouth

Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available

Institution code: S32

Year 1 Studies
Careers & Employability

Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree you may progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Environmental Construction Surveying degree at Plymouth University, or the (Higher Apprenticeship) BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Construction Operations Management degree at Middlesex University. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. Career progression is varied because the course is designed to prepare you for construction operations management covering a range of industries and disciplines. This could include trades such as carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing, electrical services, quantity surveying, architecture and many others. The course provides you with the skillset to progress in junior, middle and senior management positions within the construction industry and more specific trades.

Potential Job Roles

"I have always been interested in architecture and the built environment, and was looking for ways to get into the industry. I spoke to a local architecture firm, who recommended one of the courses at University Centre South Devon, and said it would be an excellent way of developing the skills need to gain employment. After securing a job in the construction industry, I now study on my course on a part-time basis so that it fits around my work. I'm planning on progressing in my current role and moving forward in education by completing a top-up year after I finish my studies."Alberto Aversano

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,

Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

FdATeaching and Learning

FdScCriminology and Psychology

Funding and Bursaries

Studying for a degree doesn’t have to be a daunting financial proposition. Our degrees are affordable but still offer first-class facilities and teaching, enabling you to gain a prestigious degree and save money at the same time.

TEF Gold

University Centre South Devon (UCSD) has been awarded the highest rating of ‘Gold’ under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a system for recognising excellent teaching and learning in higher education.

5 Reasons to Study at UCSD

Our students’ opinions and feedback defines everything that we do. This is why our university provision focuses on 5 key principles, which our students have identified as most important to them.