The range of units chosen for this Diploma will give a good overall view of the relationship between construction and the built environment, focusing on the use of
technology within the industry and leadership and management skills.
Students will be able to see the links between the two areas and understand how they work together
and how reliant they are on each other. The units will allow students to consider their options for further study and then progress onto construction, built environment or
quantity or building surveying undergraduate degrees whilst having given them a flavour of how these elements work together.
The ungraded units have been selected to
provide underpinning skills which will support academic study, but will also provide students with relevant skills to continue onto study in a range of construction degrees.
Why choose this qualification?
Within the Access to Higher Education Diploma in Contraction and the Built Environment, learners will cover a number of disciplines such as;
- Computer Aided Design
- Project Management
- Structural Mechanics in Construction
- The Construction and Built Environment Sector
Following successful completion of this Diploma, learners will be able to progress to University to study a range of pathways, including building environment management, construction project management, and construction and management.
Learners must achieve 36 credits from this group.
Construction Information and Management Systems
Construction Surveying and Measurement
Health, Safety and Welfare Systems in Construction
Introduction to the Construction Industry and the Built Environment
Measurement Techniques in Construction
Structural Mechanics in Construction and Civil Engineering
Sustainability and the Built Environment
Understand site documents and produce estimates
Learners must achieve 9 credits.
Algebra and Trigonometry
Knowledge of Technology used in Building Construction and Civil Engineering
Project Management within Construction
Research: Practical Investigation Project
Learners must achieve 15 credits from this group.
Academic Writing Skills
Preparation for Higher Education
Problem Solving in the Workplace
Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience
Intended learner groups
a) Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE.
b) Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE.
Face to face or online.
Suggested work placements as part of the programme to allow learners to widen their understanding of construction and, in particular, the built environment, which can then influence and enhance the practical investigation unit.
HE programmes in Construction Trades, Built Environment, Building Surveying, Management in Construction, Quantity Surveying
Provider approval criteria
Construction drawings or specifications.
There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.
The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:
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How to find a learning aim
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Additional funding information for Access to HE
- Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
- Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
- Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.
We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.
This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.