Access to Higher Education - Construction Pathway (Subject to Validation) (59452)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study

The topics covered on the course will develop and enhance your practical skills as well as your theoretical knowledge.

The course graded units including that provide essential skills for aspiring construction students:

Engineering/Construction Drawing / CAD
Further Mathematics for Engineering/Construction
Mechanical Principles
Materials Science
Research Project
Construction Technology & Design
Building & Civil Engineering Technology
The course also comprises ungraded units, including Study Skills that will support your application to HE courses (Online UCAS application, portfolio building, interview preparation etc.) There is also an ungraded introductory Mathematics unit for Construction.

Who should attend?

Entry requirements

GCSEs 4 or C or above is preferred in English and Mathematics but candidates without these qualifications may be accepted on the basis of an assessment in these skills at the interview stage.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

This course will allow you to progress on to degree courses in specific areas of construction at both local and national universities and other Higher Education institutions.

Students who complete and successfully achieve the Access qualification will be offered places on the Wakefield College Level 4 HNC construction courses. There are also opportunities to undertake Foundation degrees and full Bachelors at local universities.

Career Opportunities

There are a number of career opportunities within a wide range of construction occupations.

The three main sectors within the Construction industry are currently experiencing a ‘skills shortage’ in the higher skilled employment areas, with a sector demand for quantity surveyors; estimators; building service designers; civil engineers; site managers being some of the roles available.

How will I be assessed?

The course involves a variety of assessment techniques including practical work using our purpose built premises and written assignments.

Location: Wakefield City Campus
Level: Level 3
Duration: 1 year
Start Date: September
Awarding Body: CAVA

Guide Price: Please contact us for details.

Delivery: In house
Category: Construction »
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: Access to Higher Education

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