This level 6 Top-Up is ideal for people who want to combine employment with continued learning and professional development. There is a shortage of suitably qualified professional at this level and graduates from the BSc (Hons) in construction management top-up programme would be well qualified to meet this need. This course aims to provide sound knowledge, both core and applied, and skills for students aspiring management career in construction thus enabling them to manage projects, people and business success. The course offers a mix of tutorial support and in-College learning. You will be expected to attend College approximately sixteen full-day sessions over the first year; this will be a mix of examination dates as well as structured lectures.
What You'll Learn
Year one of the BSc(Hons) Construction Management establishes core knowledge in construction management and planning; sustainability and innovation; research methodologies; and project management. You will also be supported in acquiring skills in developing research methods which will assist in making an informed choice of your research project in year two.
Year two of the course encourages you to build on your knowledge base in different aspects of the construction management industry. To extend knowledge you are required to apply theory to practice-led engagement with local construction organisations. Developing a practice-led theoretical approach provides you with active in-depth insight into your chosen specialist field. Contract practice and administration, and corporate management and finance from two of the three remaining core modules, the programme concludes with a dissertation module which allows you to focus on your chosen specialist field linking to your future progression.
As this course is a designated top-up qualification, applicants will need to have successfully completed a level 5 qualification in a related subject (HND/Foundation Degree) in Construction. You are expected to hold GCSE English and maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
We welcome applicants who do not match standard entry requirements but who can demonstrate the ability to study this subject at university level, and who can evidence relevant experience. Due to the nature of this programme, you may be invited to attend an interview or audition. Where necessary other means of interview/audition (i.e. telephone, web-based, CD/DVD) can be arranged.
How you will be assessed
During the programme, you should experience a variety of formative and summative assessment tasks which challenge a broad range of your skills and understanding. The main types of learning through assessment are categorised below:
Practice-led – You are set a brief which asks you to demonstrate your learning through the completion of predominantly skills-based exercises. These often need to be backed up by support work through the use of journals/blogs.
Presentation – Either an individual or a group talk which is specifically structured to communicate relevant information. As well as content, the performance may be assessed (e.g. how effectively you communicated and how well a group worked together)
Project proposal – A formal account of the planning and intended scope of a project, written early in the development cycle. Also known as a ‘brief’.
Report/journal – A write-up of a project using a formal and concisely structured style or the recording of the creative journey in the form of a sketchbook or blog
Essay/dissertation – A piece of writing that explores a topic in detail, including the development of your own ideas. Written in a formal, organised style usually with a minimum and maximum word limit.
Self-assessment – An opportunity to reflect on individual performance and development – often tracked through a notebook/sketchbook log
Peer assessment – Students assessing other students – often used when undertaking summative group projects as a stimulus for thinking about own performance in relation to others. Group criticisms offer a valuable opportunity for formative responses to portfolio work.
Vlog – Either an individual or a group present a video log specifically structured to communicate relevant information. As well as content, the performance may be assessed (e.g. how effectively you communicated and how well a group worked together).
Total Fees: £2495.00
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
The programme is designed to develop your ability to enter into a wide range of career opportunities that are available in the domestic, industrial and commercial sectors as construction managers, project managers, managers of off-site construction, contracts managers and site managers/agents. On completion of the BSc(Hons) Construction Management, opportunities to apply for chartered status and to continue studies to masters level are available.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.
For enrol and pay courses: Once you have decided to take the course, you need to fill in a short learner details form online and pay the course fee. Once you have done this, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and payment.