Higher Level Apprenticeship in Construction & the Built Environment (Construction)

This Higher Level Apprenticeship is designed to help students secure the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace. They represent the latest in professional standards and provide opportunities for students to develop skills for work, for example by undertaking a group project, or responding to a client brief.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10191

Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Higher Education

This course is also available for the following academic years:

  2023/24 Academic Year

An academic year runs from September to August of the following year.

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Course Structure

This Higher Level Apprenticeship is designed to help students secure the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace. They represent the latest in professional standards and provide opportunities for students to develop skills for work, for example by undertaking a group project, or responding to a client brief.  

Modules studied:

Core Units

  • Individual Project
  • Construction Technology
  • Science & Materials
  • Construction Practice & Management

Specialist Units

  • Legal and Statutory Responsibilities in Construction
  • Construction Information. (Drawing, Detailing, Specification)

Optional units

  • Principles of Alternative Energy
  • Site Supervision & Operation  

Contact Hours

Contact Hours per week

7 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Personal Study

A further 12 hours per week, on average studying and preparing assessments in your own time, including use of online materials

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:

  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy
  • GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy

UCAS

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points including:
  • Two A Levels at A2 OR 
  • Level 3 National Diploma 

Access Diploma:

  • Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 50%+

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
  • Successful completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students: SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)

Admissions

Successful completion of the admissions process

APEL

Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include tests, coursework, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies. This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study. Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.  

Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course will enable you to apply to a variety of jobs within the construction industry such as a Technician, Site Engineer or Site Manager. 

How will it make me more employable?
This programme will provide you with the skills to enable you to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in your own sphere of employment, promotion to supervisory or management roles or from general changes in construction practices and the information technology environment. Industry related projects will help develop skills like teamwork, planning, problem solving and communication, all of which you may need in the work place. HLA courses are well recognised by employers and they will see that you have the technical skills and knowledge to perform related roles within their business. 

Additional Costs

Students are expected to provide their own steel toe capped safety boots for site visits estimated £30.

General drawing equipment such as pencils, pens, Scientific Calculator, setsquares, compasses and scale rulers are also required. Estimated £30. 

Accreditation
Pearson BTEC
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Available Sessions Summary

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This project is part funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and the Department for the Economy.

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This course is also available for the following academic years:

  2023/24 Academic Year

An academic year runs from September to August of the following year.

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