Construction Practice - Higher Certificate in Science
This programme provides a grounding in the processes employed in the construction sector, upon completion it provides the graduate with the competencies to enter employment at technician level and also provides an ideal platform for progression to further study. This is a unique programme with up to 60% of timetabled hours devoted to "hands-on" practical activities in state of the art industrial type workshops. Following an induction period at the start of year one the student will select one of the following specialisms: a) Wood Technology; b) Masonry or c) Plasterwork. Site Practice and Workshop Practice for the chosen specialism are then studied over the two years.
Construction Methodology 1, Construction IT 1, Geometric Drawing 1, Construction Mathematics, Site Practice 1 (Masonry, Plasterwork or Wood Technology), Workshop Practice 1 (Masonry, Plasterwork or Wood Technology).
Construction Methodology 2, Construction IT 2, Geometric Drawing 2, Land Surveying, Site Practice 2 (Masonry, Plasterwork or Wood Technology), Workshop Practice 2 (Masonry, Plasterwork or Wood Technology).
2 years. Also available part-time over a longer period (ACCS).
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Top 3 Reasons to Choose:
1. Active learning achieved through a concentrated practical, workshop based approach.
2. Award provides opportunities for diverse career paths within the industry.
3. You will have an opportunity to progress your education to Degree Level 7 and/or Level 8 programmes which are offered by LIT, through the School of the Built Environment.
Did You Know?
This course will appeal to those interested in taking a “hands-on” approach to learning through practical activities.
Construction technicians are involved at every stage of the construction process from the planning stages through the final completion, these include newly built projects and the maintenance and refurbishment of existing structures incorporating Heritage and Conservation work.
Graduate Technicians may perform a role of assistant in a range of disciplines including Assistant Trades Foreman, Assistant General Foreman, Assistant Site Agent, Trainee Site Engineer.
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