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Construction Management, BSc Degree Apprenticeship

This Degree Apprenticeship in Construction Management helps to develop trainees into highly skilled construction site managers with initiative and problem-solving skills.

This Construction Management course provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of the main duties and tasks of a construction site manager. Apprentices will develop analytical and problem-solving skills using imagination and initiative through a combination of workplace and theoretical learning. You’ll gain the quantitative and qualitative skills a modern construction site manager needs and learn to undertake the role in a professional manner.

The Construction Management apprenticeship includes the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required to achieve full member or chartered status with the industry’s recognised professional bodies. The final assessment will typically be partly representative of the review process required for professional registration.

To be eligible, apprentices must be employed full-time in an appropriate trainee position for the duration of the course.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

K242

School

Design

Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September

Home fees 2022/23

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • Foster interdisciplinary understanding to develop technical competence in the field of construction management and develop an international awareness
  • Communication and managerial skills will be emphasised along with the development of a commercial awareness
  • Students will develop skills and competencies through work based modules to meet the apprentice standard for the gateway requirements
  • Using industry-standard software you will learn about the technical, ethical, economic and political aspects of the built environment.

How apprenticeships work


Study for a degree and gain valuable experience without leaving your job or paying any fees.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

You will be taught by renowned experts in the field of construction, property and surveying practices. Classes are held within the world-class facilities of Stockwell Street and taught in small groups to maximise your contact time with tutors. As an apprenticeship student, you will be a part of a larger creative community: Architecture and Landscape, and Built Environment. Over 90 per cent of our lecturers hold a teaching qualification and have achieved significant research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this Apprenticeship are:


The Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship is different in that it starts at level 5 (except for 1 essential level 4 module) and is 3 years plus the end point assessment period.

  • Completion of the Level 4 Construction Technician Standard; Technician status or the equivalent with the industry’s recognised professional bodies
  • HND/HNC in Construction or equivalent qualifications and commensurate industry experience
  • We also accept GCSE English and Maths grade 4/C or above from alternative Level 2 qualifications including: (BTEC/National Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Additional Vocational Certificate of Education, Scottish Highers and Irish Highers).

You must be employed full-time in an appropriate apprenticeship role to be eligible for this course.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you'll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

We are looking forward to welcoming students to our campuses for 2021/22. In line with government guidance, we are committed to delivering as much of our teaching, learning and student activity as possible on campus for the 2021/22 academic year. Depending on the national situation, and government advice, the situation may change but we are confident we are ready to manage any changes quickly and safely. Find out more about how we are keeping our campuses safe.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Timetabled learning
  • Independent study

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Lectures usually are attended by larger groups and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees.

Students also take part in shared / collaborative modules with students built environment course, providing a perfect opportunity to develop skills in group and teamwork. These classes are taken with workshop and lab sessions working in smaller groups of students.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you are also expected to dedicate time to self-study.                                                                                                                                  This may involve further reading and research, preparing coursework and presentations, and preparing for tests and exams. Our facilities are designed to support you in these activities.

You can use Stockwell Street Library and online resources to support further reading and research.

In addition, during the week you can also:

  • Attend guest lectures from industry experts
  • Take part in employability and enterprise workshops
  • Join student societies.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study towards this degree is worth 15 or 30 credits. These represent around 150 or 300 study hours respectively. If you receive 72 contact hours for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 228 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Other costs

    Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year).
  • Trips: For site visits and field trips, you will need to pay your own travel and subsistence costs.
  • Memberships:  Applying for Professional membership such as Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) may incur further costs.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The occupation covered by this standard degree is that of Construction Site Manager.

Typically, you will have the opportunity to pursue careers as: Construction Site Manager, Assistant Construction Site Manager, Site Manager, Sub Agent, Assistant Site Manager or Construction Planner, amongst other occupations. They are associated with the management of building construction projects and are based on sites or in offices.

Do you provide employability services?

The School of Design has an Employability Officer who provides specific opportunities relevant to your own course. They work closely with professionals in industry to ensure you are well-prepared for the workplace and have already begun to build your professional network by the time you graduate.

If a postgraduate student wishes to enquire about career opportunities, they should speak to their Employability Officer. The central Employability and Careers Service also provides support for placements and graduate roles, such as CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Each apprentice will be allocated a 'work-based personal tutor' to oversee the progress and collaborate with the mentors in helping them achieve their full capacity where needed.

There will be annual apprentice review meetings typically 3-4 times per year. This meeting will include the employer, apprentice and us (trainer - academics). Apprentice progress on work-based learning in achieving the industry cert and portfolio are assessed. They are required to keep work-based logs to ensure the portfolio submission is completed during the course and signed off by mentors later in the third year.

Support from the department

Faculty administrative and academic teams provide support to learners, employers and mentors. Relevant software training and application are provided.

Accommodation information

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‘If you are from outside the UK, you can apply through our website, one of our agents, or the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS). If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.