Access to HE Diploma: Construction and Built Environment FT

An Access course is a nationally recognised alternative to A Levels and GCSEs for entry to British Universities and Colleges of Higher Education. The course offers excellent preparation for studying at a higher level and can increase your chances of future success.

At Halesowen College our Access programme is specifically linked to Birmingham City University, Newman University and Wolverhampton University. However, as part of the Open College Network, the qualification is recognised nationally, leaving you free to apply to the University of your choice. Even if you were to decide against progressing to higher education, we believe that you would find the course to be of great personal benefit.

This is an exciting new course that will introduce you to construction and built environment theory. The teaching team are passionate about construction and built environment and aim to provide you with a brilliant experience. You will be encouraged to think deeply, unpick your own ideas about construction and built environment and to work collaboratively with your peers to enhance learning.

What units will be studied?

  • Building Regulations and Control
  • Civil Engineering Construction
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in the built environment
  • Planning, organisation of the built environment
  • Construction Technology
  • Mathematics in the built environment
  • Science and Materials used in the built environment
  • ICT for Construction

How will I be assessed?

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Podcasts
  • Seminars
  • Presentations

We aim to vary the way in which we assess you so we can accommodate all learning styles, to prepare all for their degree programmes and later employment.

The aim of varying the way in which we assess you is to accommodate all learning styles, prepare you for your degree and later employment.

What do I need?

You require a GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and Maths

Where can it take me?

The Construction and Built Environment Diploma Access to HE course is extremely useful. We have had learners progress into a range of courses, for example:

  • Construction HNC
  • Construction Management - BSc (Hons) - 2019/20 Entry
  • Construction Management with a Foundation Year - BSc (Hons) - 2019/20 Entry
  • Construction Project Management - MSc - 2019/20 Entry
  • Building Surveying -BSc (Hons)

Additional information

For further information about this course, contact Hilary Gardner Email: hgardner@halesowen.ac.uk Telephone: 0121 602 7753.

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