Level 5 Foundation Degree in Sustainable Construction & Surveying

This is a three-year course that aims to give you the technical skills needed to work as a higher-level technician within the construction and property industry. There are three main pathways: production and management; quantity surveying; and building surveying.
This programme of study has been developed in conjunction with the University of South Wales. It enables learners who do not have the opportunity to study via traditional day-release programmes to further their qualifications by studying for a Foundation Degree in Sustainable Construction and Surveying on an evening only attendance basis or part-time day and evening mode (subject to demand). The course offers a range of modules designed to equip industrial practitioners with both the academic knowledge and the practical skills required by professionals and technicians in the construction industry.


The course is delivered in partnership with the University of South Wales (USW). The goal is for you to progress (with further study) to an Honours Degree at USW and subsequently become Full Members of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Association of Building Engineers (ABE); Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT); etc. dependent upon industrial experience and vocational bias.

What Will I Learn?

In year 1 you will gain an understanding of the underlying principles and practice of construction and design for low and medium rise buildings and structures. In addition, you will gain experience in the use of CAD software and the financial aspects of the construction industry.


In year 2 you will extend your knowledge into site practice and commercial projects including building law and an introduction to site surveying.
In year 3 you will apply your knowledge in the workplace and demonstrate your contribution to a significant project. In addition, you will undertake an in-depth research investigation related to the construction industry.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 18 years of age and normally possess the one of the following:
• A minimum of 1 A level and 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language
• A BTEC National Certificate/ Diploma/Advanced GNVQ/AVCE in Building Studies (or similar)


Mature learners without the necessary academic qualifications but with relevant technical experience in the construction industry may be considered, subject to interview

Assessment

You be required to complete a range of assignments and examinations appropriate to each module. The overall qualification is drawn from a range of level 4 and level 5 modules totaling 240 credits. The Work Based Learning module is a mandatory requirement for the Foundation Degree.

Career Progression

Completion of the USW Foundation degree will allow entry onto Year 4 of their 5-year part-time BSc courses.
• BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
• BSc Project Management (Construction)
• BSc Building surveying

Alternatively, it is possible to apply for associate membership of the RICS.

Further Notes

Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied. No applications from overseas non-EU students

HE Fees are subject to change

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Course Details
Level:Level 5
Mode:Part Time Day
Start Date:19/09/2022
Day(s):Tuesday
Time:09:00 - 19:00
Location:Nantgarw
Course Code:05P523NA
Fees
HE Tuition Fee Year 1: £2800

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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