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.
The full-time and part-time course has one start point in September.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of 6 modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. The balance of assessment by examination/test, coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 - 92% coursework 8% exams/test Year 2 - 100% coursework There are two formal or summative assessed pieces of work for each module. Assessment methods can include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and projects. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. In addition to formal assessments throughout modules of study there will be developmental (formative) assessments to support you with developing greater understanding of your progress. Timetables are normally available one month before the commencement of your studies. As a guide, In 2018/19 the first year of this programme was timetabled on: Monday/Tuesday. The programme has close links with the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and students may become student members. Membership offers benefits such as: money-saving discounts and offers from big brands and major retailers; the latest ICE news, knowledge updates and details of local events; access to over 130,000 library titles and more.
Ucas Code: K290
Award: FdSc awarded by University of Plymouth
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 the University of Plymouth, 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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