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School of Architecture and Built Environment

Built Environment by Distance Learning

Undergraduate Credit Part-time Distance Learning 12 weeks

The Professional Practice course is intended as a vocational qualification within the construction industry.

The Professional Practice course is intended as a vocational qualification within the construction industry.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020, 3 February 2020
  • Award Undergraduate Credit
  • Study Mode Part-time Distance Learning
  • Course Length Part-time Distance Learning (12 weeks)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Why choose this course?

 The Professional Practice course is intended as a vocational qualification within the construction industry. It satisfies the educational base for becoming a Licentiate Member of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectorate.

In addition, it provides a progression route onto further professionally accredited courses within the School including the BSc (Hons) degrees of Building Surveying, Construction Management, Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying and Quantity Surveying.

The construction and built environment industry is the UK’s largest industry, employing circa 2.35 million people and accounting for typically 8% of UK GDP. The construction industry is responsible for the design, management and construction of spanning the following areas;

• Infrastructure – roads, rail, airports, power stations

• Residential - public and private housing, including repair and maintenance

• Non-domestic buildings - schools, colleges, hospitals, offices, retail, factories, warehouses.

The aim of this course is to develop students/learners with a technical understanding of the Built Environment and associated sector disciplines including the application of proven techniques and theories for the solution of real life problems. Thus the course will;

· address industry’s demand for technicians who can integrate the principles and applications of construction, and apply them to construction projects, in a technical context.

· enable students/ learners to advance their existing careers in construction to a higher level which requires the exercise of technical professional judgement, and the ability to make decisions that reflect an accountable and ethical outlook.

· equip students/learners with a technical understanding of the fundamentals of construction technology, construction law, construction procurement and contracts, environmental and sustainable issues, modern methods of construction and construction project management.

What happens on the course?

The course is delivered through two modes of delivery, on-line or through in-company face-to-face delivery. 

This unique course runs once a year in October and consists of one 20 credit module delivered by online tutors from the University of Wolverhampton through distance learning. There is no requirement to attend the University in person. One of the benefits of distance learning is that the course can be undertaken from the comfort of your home or workplace.

This module is aimed towards individuals who are employed as Construction, Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical industries (e.g. trade workers, site operatives or site managers), those employed in Construction Quality Control or those who wish to progress to a Site Inspection role. During the course the student will create a portfolio presenting all work carried out through the period of the module that shows evidence of a range of construction processes, including a critique of safety issues. The successful completion of this portfolio will qualify you for your interview for Licentiate Membership of the ICWCI, or for existing Licentiate members, provide evidence of Continual Professional Development towards your Full Membership interview.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate have worked with the University of Wolverhampton to create an ICWCI accredited module leading towards both Licentiate and/or Full membership of the ICWCI. This is the only course of its type internationally.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate have worked with the University of Wolverhampton to create an ICWCI accredited module leading towards both Licentiate and/or Full membership of the ICWCI. This is the only course of its type internationally.

 

Successful completion of this course makes the student eligible for either their licentiate interview with the ICWCI or their interview for full membership if they are an existing member. Upon completion of the module you will receive a certificate of achievement. This provides confirmation of your attainment of 20 credits of Higher Educational study with the University of Wolverhampton. This would make you eligible to continue your studies towards a Foundation Degree and BSc (Hons) Degree within the Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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