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BSc (Hons) Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship

Start date:
September
Study mode:
Part-time
Course duration:
5 years
Campus:
City
Grades/points required:
104  
General enquiries:
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courses@ljmu.ac.uk
International admissions
international@ljmu.ac.uk

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Why study Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship 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

About your course

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Construction Management Degree Apprenticeship at Liverpool John Moores University is a great way to develop your skills and become a valuable member of any team.

Construction management is concerned with the design and construction of buildings and has become more complex as technology and the mechanisation of the building process have developed. Construction managers need excellent interpersonal skills as well as in-depth technical knowledge of all aspects of the construction process so that they can handle the responsibility of managing multi-million pound projects.

You will develop a good understanding of factors affecting the design, procurement, sustainability, and management of the building process. Particular focus is on technology, production and project management through the complete life-cycle of a project.

"I have been able to apply the experience and knowledge I gained during my placement year to the degree course, and most importantly I have developed contacts with professionals in the construction industry. I would definitely advise students to complete an industrial placement year, as the practical experience gained is invaluable."
Lauren Hughes, graduate

Professional accreditation/links

Accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for the purpose of graduate membership.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and may enter CIOB membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

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.

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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

Introduction to Law
20 credits

This module will provide the students with a working knowledge of the English legal system and an introduction to the principles of the law including contract, tort and property law.

Work Based Project 1
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. C.I.O.B, RICS, CIBSE, CIAT etc through their workplace.

Principles of Economics and Management
20 credits

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to economic and management theories and principles with reference to the built environment, property, and society in general.

Science and Materials
20 credits

This module enables students to apply appropriate scientific and analytical methods to investigate the performance and behaviour of common building materials. It aims to provide students with an appreciation of the common scientific principles associated with the environmental conditions inside buildings.

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.

Construction Technology 1
20 credits

This module aims to introduce construction techniques associated with domestic dwellings including building regulations and building services considering sustainable development goals. Students will develop an understanding of the performance of buildings and the influence of materials and workmanship specification on the building performance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teaching and work-related learning

Excellent facilities and learning resources

We adopt an active blended learning approach, meaning you will experience a combination of face-to-face and online learning during your time at LJMU. 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 personal tutor, either by meeting them on-campus or via a video call to suit your needs.

 

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 appointed a Personal Tutor when you are inducted onto the course. They will be responsible for assisting you and providing guidance and care on academic and pastoral matters and also on the development of your Personal Development Plans (PDPs) which form an integral part of your programme and development.

Assessment

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

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, 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. The Avril Robarts Library is just minutes away on Tithebarn Street.

Entry requirements

Please choose your qualifications below to view requirements

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
  • Welsh GCSE Maths Numeracy

A levels

  • Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
  • Is general studies acceptable? Yes
  • Average A Level offer: BCC
  • Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

BTECs

  • National Certificate (RQF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Extended Certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications
  • National Diploma (RQF): 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 (RQF): Acceptable only when 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

Access awards

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Further information: 104 UCAS tariff points from Access to HE Diploma in relevant subject area

International Baccalaureate

  • International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Additional information: 24 IB Diploma Points

Irish awards

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
  • Grades / subjects required: 104 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Welsh awards

  • Welsh Baccalaureate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications

Alternative qualifications considered

​Applicants studying an HND or Foundation Degree in Construction or Building Studies will be considered for direct entry into Level 2.  A HND with Merit Overall or Foundation Degree at 50% overall would be required.

Additional requirements

  • Interview required

    Mature and non standard applicants may be invited to attend interview

Further information

  • DBS, Occupational Health requirements

    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.

International entry requirements

Find your country

Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check.

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.

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.
Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.