Industry Excellence Academy Design and Surveying (Built Environment)

Certificate Construction & Engineering

Course Details

Subject Area
Construction & Engineering
Age Group
16 - 18

Openshaw Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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If you're 16-19 years old and you want to work in the Construction and the Built Environment sector then this course is for you.

This course is designed to motivate you and to open doors to for you to progress onto our brand new T Level in Design and Surveying.

You'll take responsibility for your own learning and develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace, including teamwork, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

You'll be required to complete a 315 hour work placement as part of your study programme and will study mandatory units such as Construction Technology, Construction and Design, Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction, and Sustainability in Construction.

You'll also have the choice of optional specialist units such as

• Construction Technology
• Construction and Design
• Scientific and Mathematical Applications for Construction
• Sustainability in Construction
• Tendering and Estimating
• Exploring Surveying
• Exploring Civil Engineering
• Exploring Building Services Engineering

Those successful in gaining a place on the Transition Programmes will be eligible for the ‘T Award', a package of benefits that includes:
• £300 per year bursary*
• Curriculum based incentives
• Free branded work wear
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Minimum 15- day industry placement
• Digital upskilling
• Master classes
• And much more
*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile.

If you're applying direct from school you must possess either Maths or English at GCSE Grade 4 with the other at GCSE Grade 3 and, preferably, a Science GCSE at Grade. Successful attendance at Summer School.

You will be assessed by a range of internally set and assessed tasks, assignments and projects as well as two externally set and marked exams. Your will then receive a final grade of either Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may be able to progress onto our Level 3 T Level in Design and Surveying.
This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the Architectural and Construction Engineering industry and so will help you on your way to working in the sector.

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If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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