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BSc (Hons) Construction Site Management

Start date:
September
Study mode:
Part-time
Course duration:
5 years
Campus:
City
Grades/points required:
104
General enquiries:
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Why study Construction Site Management at Liverpool John Moores University?

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 31st JULY 2024

  • Advance your career while you work with this exciting study pathway
  • 6 million investment in developing state-of-the-art teaching facilities at Byrom Street Campus
  • Dedicated tutors and a supportive learning environment

This course is the academic qualification for the L6 Apprenticeship Construction Site Management Standard (ST0047) and you need to be in employment with a company on an apprenticeship. The entry route will be at L5 with, predominantly, the L4 Apprenticeship Construction Site Supervisor.

The course is aimed at apprentices who are working in construction and are looking to develop into a career linked to managing construction projects of all sizes, for a variety of clients and can be new build or retrofit projects.   

About your course

You will develop knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) into the different aspects of being a Construction Site Manager looking at managing time, quality, resources (human and physical) within a legal and sustainable framework.

The award is aimed at L5 entry with Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) criteria to be met for L4 and will be delivered over 3 years part time. The modules are delivered over a day in University and with a supervisory team from both the programme and your employer that will manage your progress on the apprenticeship throughout your apprenticeship journey. The programme covers all the subjects needed to develop your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) to meet the requirements to be a Construction Site Management.  There are also specific professional competencies and work based learning modules that will help support you to appreciate and understand what it is to be a professional in your field and to apply your Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours (KSBs) into the workplace and the End Point Assessment (EPA).

Fees and funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted above cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • access to programme-appropriate software
  • library and student IT support
  • free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to purchase your own for independent study and online learning activities)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)
  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)
  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you'll find all of the information you need on our specialist funding pages.

Degree Apprenticeships are funded courses, with learning costs being paid to the university by the employer, through the Degree Apprenticeship levy, if a large company, or with the help of the government’s co-investment model, if a smaller company.

If you aren’t already employed by a company that is willing to sponsor you through an apprenticeship, you’ll need to find one. You can do this by regularly checking the Government’s Find an apprenticeship website.

You can also approach an employer yourself to find out whether they would be interested in offering Degree Apprenticeships and ask them to contact us. Our team will be able to explain to them how they can access the correct funding and the next steps.

Go abroad

LJMU aims to make international opportunities available to every student. You may be able to study abroad as part of your degree at one of our 100+ partner universities across the world. You could also complete a work placement or apply for one of our prestigious worldwide internship programmes. If you wanted to go abroad for a shorter amount of time, you could attend one of our 1-4 week long summer schools.

Our Go Citizen Scheme can help with costs towards volunteering, individual projects or unpaid placements anywhere in the world. With all of these opportunities at your feet, why wouldn’t you take up the chance to go abroad?

Find out more about the opportunities we have available via our Instagram @ljmuglobalopps or email us at: goabroad@ljmu.ac.uk.

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What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Further guidance on modules

Modules are designated core or optional in accordance with professional body requirements, as applicable, and LJMU’s Academic Framework Regulations. Whilst you are required to study core modules, optional modules provide you with an element of choice. Their availability may vary and will be subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Where changes to modules are necessary these will be communicated as appropriate.

Level 4

Core modules

Construction Management in Practice 1
20 credits

This module aims to provide the students with an understanding of the role of a Construction Manager both in the workplace and within the Industry. It aims to introduce the students to some of the core practical skills and knowledge linked to use of industry standard software packages and surveying equipment. It will also introduce knowledge and improve understanding of the impact of construction on an inclusive environment.

Construction Technology and Materials
20 credits

This module provides an overview and develops understanding of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials associated with the construction of low-rise domestic dwellings.

 

Design and Environmental Procedures
20 credits

This module develops your understanding of design and environmental considerations for low-rise building construction and refurbishment. It also helps to develop practical skills in producing simple building designs using appropriate software.

 

Law and Health & Safety for the Built Environment
20 credits

This module provides you with an appreciation of the basic principles of English law with particular reference to the built environment. It also helps develop an understanding of the principles of health & safety legislation with particular reference to the built environment.

 

Work Based Learning
20 credits

This module aims to provide the student with the ability to develop, demonstrate and reflect on the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required by their appropriate professional routeway i.e. CIOB, RICS, CIBSE, CIAT etc through their workplace.

Professional Competencies of a Construction Manager
20 credits

This module will enable the student to appreciate the professional competencies required to be a Construction Manager and to demonstrate some core competencies linked to the workplace such as communication, team work, inclusivity, and use of industry standard software.

Level 5

Core modules

Work Based Project 2
20 credits

This module aims to provide you with the ability to reflect the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required by your appropriate professional routeway i.e. C.I.O.B, RICS, CIBSE, CIAT etc through your workplace.

Geomatics
20 credits

This module introduces the principles and techniques involved in land surveying and setting out on site and introduces the use of novel geospatial information management systems and tools for the surveying, inspection and monitoring of construction works.

Procurement and Tendering
20 credits

This module aims to establish an awareness of the project stakeholders, the various procurement options and their associated contracts. You will develop the ability to interpret the particular needs of different client groups to develop relevant procurement strategies and to apply techniques to support the implementation of those strategies ensuring that the project criteria are satisfactorily achieved.

Site Production Management
20 credits

This module develops the students' construction management knowledge and skills in the construction production process.

Construction Contracts
20 credits

This module evaluates the apportionment of risk and responsibility considered under various construction contracts.

Construction Technology 2
20 credits

This module aims to introduce construction technology for industrial and commercial buildings including building service installations and within the framework of an inclusive environment. It will enable students to evaluate the relative merits of the various construction forms in any given situation

Level 6

Core modules

Construction Research Project
40 credits

This module aims to increase skills in research, time management, presentation, written communication by completing a substantial individual piece of work; and to facilitate the opportunity to carry out independent research on a selected subject.

Work Based Project 3
20 credits

This module aims to critically evaluate and reflect on the knowledge, skills and behaviours that have been developed throughout the programme of study and the workplace via a project related case study.

Project Lifecycle Management
20 credits

This module will help you to understand the whole life cycle of building projects beyond design and construction to consider operation, use and maintenance.

Construction Site Management
20 credits

This module develops the knowledge and skills further within the area of construction site management. In particular considering, Health, Safety and Welfare, site processes including planning, quality, risk and environmental considerations. The practical skills of using industry standard programming tools will be developed further including BIM.

Business Management
20 credits

To enable students to develop an advanced, factual and conceptual knowledge base in contemporary Business Management.

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We are fully face to face in the delivery of the academic timetable and we provide a wealth of online supporting material through our Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas, and systems like See My Tutor.  This enables you to experience a rich and diverse learning experience and engage fully with your studies. Our approach ensures that you can easily access support from your academic tutors, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs through See My Tutor.  

Support and guidance

Dedicated personal tutor, plus study skills support

There is a high level of support for students on this course and the needs of part-time students and degree apprentices are thought through.  You will be allocated an individual tutor that will support you in all aspects of your apprenticeship, being academic, pastoral and working with your employer mentor.  You will have regular tripartite meetings (4 a year) which will help support you through your apprenticeship journey and will discuss your academic and apprenticeship progress supporting your through the programme and to successful End Point Assessment (completion of the apprenticeship).

Assessment

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

Assessment varies depending on the specific modules, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

All students perform differently depending on the type of assessment they are asked to do, and so a variety of assessment methods are used. These include exams (open and closed book), coursework (projects, technical reports, portfolios, etc), and presentations (individual and group).

Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing.

This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Course tutors

Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning

Facilities

What you can expect from your School

This programme is delivered in the Byrom Street complex of LJMUs City Campus. Here you'll find high quality lecture theatres, meeting and seminar rooms plus social spaces and a large café. You will also use the materials and environmental science laboratories and get to use industry standard software and equipment in workshop sessions.  The Avril Robarts Library is just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.

Entry requirements

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Grades/points required from qualifications: 104

Qualification requirements

GCSEs and equivalents

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

  • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
  • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
  • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
  • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English
  • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
  • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

A levels

BCC

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2

Maximum AS Level UCAS points accepted: 20

Access awards

Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS points

International Baccalaureate

104 UCAS points acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

Irish awards

104 UCAS points acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

T levels

104 UCAS points.

Alternative qualifications considered

  • National Certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma subjects / grades required: D*D* if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 104 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

Entry is subject to mapping for L5 entry.

Alternative qualifications considered

Applicants studying a HNC, HND or Foundation Degree in Construction or Quantity Surveying will be considered for direct entry into Level 5. 

Entry is subject to 'mapping' for Level 5 entry.

Additional requirements

  • Interview required

    Yes as part of the DA application process.

Further information

  • DBS, Occupational Health requirements

    Can this course be deferred?

    Yes

    Is a DBS check required?

    No

  • Reduced offer scheme

    As part of LJMU’s commitment to widening access we offer eligible students entry to their chosen course at a reduced threshold of up to 16/8 UCAS points. This applies if you are a student who has been in local authority care or if you have participated in one of LJMU’s sustained outreach initiatives, e.g. Summer University. Please contact the admission office for further details.

Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

To apply for this programme, you are required to complete an LJMU Degree Apprenticeship form. You will need to provide details of previous qualifications and a personal statement outlining why you wish to study this programme.

If you aren’t already employed by a company that is willing to sponsor you through an apprenticeship, you’ll need to find one. You can do this by regularly checking the Government’s Find an apprenticeship website.  

You can also approach an employer yourself to find out whether they would be interested in offering Degree Apprenticeships and ask them to contact us. Our team will be able to explain to them how they can access the correct funding and the next steps.

Just like any other job application, you’ll go through a recruitment process with the employer. Check out our interview tips to help you prepare for your Degree Apprenticeship interview. You’ll also need to meet the entry requirements to attend Liverpool John Moores University just like any other student. To do this, find your course and make sure you meet the requirements of the particular course associated with your Degree Apprenticeship.

To apply for a Degree Apprenticeship course complete the online application form.

Once you have applied you are required to complete and return a skills scan document that is automatically sent to you upon receipt of your application.  The skills scan enables the programme team to carry out an initial assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) that you have acquired through your previous experience and study.

Following consideration of your skills scan, you and your employer contact will be invited to attend a meeting with the Programme Leader to further discuss the requirements of the apprenticeship, including the KSBs set out within the applicable Apprenticeship Standard.

If your application is successful, you’ll enter into an employment/apprenticeship contract with your employer which will set out the obligations of all parties involved in the apprenticeship.

The university reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the university. Where this does happen, the university operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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