ApprenticeshipConstruction Site Manager Degree Apprenticeship
Gain in depth understanding of how to effectively manage all elements relating to a construction project, from pre-construction to handover on this Construction Site Manager Degree Apprenticeship.
This degree apprenticeship is predominately focused on meeting the needs of main contractors, and upon successful completion, you will be qualified for automatic Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute Of Building with no further assessment required, as well as having a BSc (Hons) Construction Management.
Throughout the course you will develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of management professionals in construction, as defined by the professional bodies, and its application in different contexts within the built environment. Studying a range of professionally focused modules including Technology of Complex Buildings, Maintenance of Buildings and Services, and Strategic Construction Management.
At the heart of the course is the development of problem-solving skills, with the course providing you with the knowledge to provide sound and justified management advice and guidance relating to production in a variety of different formats. Development of technical writing and presentation skills takes place throughout the course.
Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:
- Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
- Drive an increase in productivity.
- Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
- Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
- Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
- Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
- Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:
- A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
- A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
- A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
- A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
- An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.
What does this course lead to?
Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, graduates will be able to undertake a wide variety of construction cost management roles at chartered level, such as site manager, project manager, planner or build manager.
Who is this course is for?
This course is primarily aimed at those who have already successfully completed the Construction Site Supervisor Technician apprenticeship or who have obtained a relevant HNC and are looking to develop their career. Applicants must be in suitable employment to be enrolled on this course.
Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.
Digital skills are fully embedded throughout the course, using industry standard software to develop confidence in producing reports and programmes. Away from studying, why not try out the gyms, fitness studios and sports halls in our £28 million Sports Complex, or watch a blockbuster film at our student-run cinema with Dolby Atmos audio.
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The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.
What you'll study
Economics and Financial Management
This module covers a range of activities that promote effective decision-making and positive business performance within construction industries, including; financial performance analysis techniques, profit and loss forecasting, project and head office cash flow analysis and general overheads budgeting.
You will be introduced to the commercial activities both at pre and post contract stage focusing on the role of the contractor’s quantity surveyor. As construction managers it is important that you understand the activities of the commercial team and the ability to interpret the commercial documentation. You will then concentrate on the construction manager’s responsibilities at pre-construction (tender) stage. A review and analysis of a projects tender documentation pack will develop the skills you need to produce a professional tender submission.
This module investigates how the construction industry can achieve sustainable outcomes during the design, construction, operation and end of life of a project.
Technology of Complex Buildings
This module will enable you acquire a deeper understanding of construction technology principles at a more advanced level. The technology of high-rise construction, including quality aspects, is the central focus.
In this module you will gain an understanding of the application of theories in practical construction situations. In particular you will focus on construction site management, including people and other resources.
Maintenance of Buildings and Services
You will develop a fundamental knowledge of building maintenance, services and the refurbishment of buildings. The module will allow you an opportunity to analyse the underpinning concepts of building maintenance, refurbishment and the options available.
Successful apprentices will graduate with a:BSc (Hons) Construction Management
How you'll studyYou will learn through a combination of directed learning, collaborative learning and guided learning. You will also make use of the University's online learning platform Solent Online Learning (SOL).
How you'll be assessed
- Live briefs
- Case studies
- Group presentations
- Oral presentations
Students are assessed through a combination of academic assignments and occupational standards assessments. Coursework assignments can include presentations, essays, exams, case studies, practical assessments, and reflective accounts.
Apprentices are expected to go through an end-point assessment within three months of completing the course.
Apprentices are also expected to pass through an end-point assessment gateway as soon as they’ve completed their academic qualification, and that they will pass the end-point assessment within six months of going through the end-point assessment gateway. To pass through the gateway, the apprentice must have passed their degree; evidenced Level 2 English and Maths; met the minimum requirement for off-the-job training hours; completed a portfolio of evidence against the knowledge, skills and behaviours laid out in the apprenticeship standard; produced a work based project proposal; and hold valid Site Safety Management Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme certificates.
The end-point assessment organisation is the Chartered Institute Of Building. The end-point assessment consists of the following elements:
- Online test
- Work-based project
- Summary of experience
- Professional discussion
Fees and finance
Businesses with an annual payroll above £3million will be classed as a levy paying employer and will be able to use funds accrued in their digital apprenticeship service (DAS) account for payment of the training. Please contact us for guidance on fees if you are a non-levy employer which will cover at least 95% of the costs.
- The programme cost for the 2024/25 academic year is: £18,000
Apprentices pay nothing towards their course fees
The course fees will be covered by your employer.
£200 for a range of site visits.
While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact email@example.com.
Earn while you learn
As an apprentice you'll earn while working and studying towards your degree.
There is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £45 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost. Extra guest tickets will go on sale after results publication and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost per ticket is currently £15. Please note, we do not guarantee there will be any extra tickets available to purchase.
To study for an apprenticeship, you must be employed by a sponsoring organisation. The specific entry requirements will be agreed with your employer.
The part time route recruits directly to Level 5, therefore an applicant must be in possession of a relevant HNC/HND or equivalent. The apprenticeship standard requires a minimum of a relevant Level 4 qualification for admission.
Applicants must be in a suitable role and will be interviewed, alongside their line manager, to ensure that the role will provide sufficient experience for the apprentice to become competent in all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours laid down in the apprenticeship standard.
GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature or an equivalent qualification.
GCSE Grade 4 (or C) in mathematics, or an equivalent qualification.
Applicants who can not evidence English and Maths Grade 4 (or C) will be required to undertake Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths as a condition of their acceptance onto the programme.
Applicants to the apprenticeship programme must also have the right to work in England, meet the Educational and Skills Funding agency residency requirements, spend at least 50% of their working hours in England and be directly employed in a job role that will enable the requirements of the apprenticeship to be achieved.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship offers a unique blend of work experience and academic study. Candidates on an apprenticeship will work a paid job while simultaneously working towards a relevant qualification in their chosen field.
Apprentices are employees with a contract of employment which offers the same benefits and protections as any other employee. Apprentices will typically work for four days of the week, using the remaining day to attend classes and study.
Higher degree apprenticeships
Solent offers a diverse range of higher and degree apprenticeships, all of which are underpinned with recognised and transferable degree qualifications (BA, BSc, etc).
Higher apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships give employees the opportunity to upskill in their chosen field or retrain for a new career while working.
They offer employers the opportunity to develop their staff - improving productivity, increasing knowledge, and boosting expertise within the workforce.Find out more
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