Is this course right for me?

These courses are designed to provide a route for professional advancement within the Construction Industry and its allied professions. It is considered the minimum requirement for anybody wishing to enter management in the industry.

Additional information

More detailed information on Modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Fees

Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

Additional Costs:

Additional costs may be associated with the following:

  • Materials for independent study, such as laptop or desktop computer
  • Textbooks that are considered essential reading
  • External visits such as construction sites, city centres, monuments, stadia, museums/galleries/exhibitions.
  • Software to be able to work from home
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), budget estimate £30 - £150
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Apps which are generally free but have costs for upgraded versions

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Module information

More detailed information on modules is to be found in the ‘Additional Campus/Course Information’ section.

Start date

September

Entry requirements:

This course has a minimum entry requirement of 1 A-Level (grade A-C) or an equivalent BTEC qualification in a relevant field (grade average of Merit or higher).

Applicants without the above qualifications may be considered if relevant industry qualifications and experience can be shown together with an ability of GCSE level numeracy and literacy. In this case a supporting reference letter from the employer/sponsor will also be required.

In the event of the criteria not being met, a 1 year bridging course will have to be successfully completed prior to enrolment on the course. Students with relevant equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.

Delivery:

The course is delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures 
  • Workshops and practical work 
  • Tutorials 
  • Employment based modules 
  • Guest speakers 
  • Student centred learning 
  • Virtual learning environment (MOODLE)

Assessment:

The methods of assessment aim to develop the students' intellectual ability and confidence in problem solving and presentation.

All modules require the submission and passing of written assignments plus, in some specific modules oral presentations, group work and projects are required.

Feedback

Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.

Progression:

After completing the course you may choose to progress onto Level 6 at Coleg Llandrillo and complete the full BSc (Hons) in Commercial Construction Management. Or you could choose from a wide range of Built Environment degrees at other universities and colleges. Other graduates may secure new jobs in the construction industry or gain additional responsibilities and increased status within their existing organisation.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work as Quantity Surveyors, Architectural and Engineering Technicians, Building Control Officers and Environmental Services Officers, among other roles in both the public and private sectors.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Llangefni

    These courses are designed to provide a route for professional advancement within the Construction Industry and its allied professions. It is considered the minimum requirement for anybody wishing to enter management in the industry.

    You will study the following modules: 

    • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Design Principles for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Health, Safety and Welfare
    • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
    • Technology of Complex Buildings
    • Management Principles and Applications for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Group Project.
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    These courses are designed to provide a route for professional advancement within the Construction Industry and its allied professions. It is considered the minimum requirement for anybody wishing to enter management in the industry.

    You will study the following modules: 

    • Science and Materials for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Applied Mathematics for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Design Principles for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Health, Safety and Welfare
    • Construction and Maintenance of Buildings
    • Technology of Complex Buildings
    • Management Principles and Applications for Construction and the Built Environment 
    • Group Project.