This Foundation Degree, which incorporates a Higher National Certificate (HNC), has been designed to provide you with the essential skills for working in the multi-disciplined construction sector. There is a strong focus on both sustainability and renewable energies because understanding them is more important than ever before.
The course has full accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), which certifies the quality of the provision at the College. By studying on a CIOB accredited programme, you will have exemption from membership requirements, as well as access to the CIOB resources library, professional development opportunities and career progression advice and guidance.
During this course you will learn through a variety of methods, ensuring that you gain a diverse and broad skillset and knowledge base. The teaching team consists of practitioners who have a wealth of industry experience, having contributed professionally to a wide range of construction projects. We have strong links with local employers, providing you with access to engaging and dynamic work placements to support your learning, as well as the chance to develop a network of professional contacts. Learning and assessment is driven through creating real life working scenarios to ensure that you can successfully transition into employment. This includes the use of industry-standard software so that you are well prepared for your future career. The course is assessed by coursework, which can include a variety of methods such as reports, presentations, essays and portfolio work.
Ucas Code: K290
Award: FdSc awarded by Plymouth University
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this Foundation Degree you may progress to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Construction Management and the Environment course at Plymouth University, or the second year of study on the BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and the Environment or BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering degrees. Please note that there is a deadline for progression applications and places may be subject to availability. The programme prepares you for management roles in various industry disciplines, opening up numerous opportunities. You could progress into advanced trade-based roles, or into junior, middle and senior management positions.
"I enrolled at the University Centre South Devon for a couple of reasons; the location was great, but I also wanted a course that would help me succeed in my aim to become a project manager for a construction company. The course gave me a real insight into the industry, which has enhanced my career prospects."Jess Lloyd
This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus.
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