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Professional Construction Practice at WG6 (Joint 6th Form for Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys)

Course description

PROFESSIONAL CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE

Level 3 Applied Diploma (Equivalent to A Level)

EDUQAS

Introduction to the Course

Professional Construction Practice (PCP) has been developed to create and inspire the next generation of Built Environment professionals. through a project-based approach, PCP applies pure academic subjects to the latest construction industry practices. There is extraordinary support from industry leaders, professional bodies and progressive universities. This is an inspiring programme that is up to date and in demand by industry such as our partners White Code design associates and Laing O’ Rourke. Studying this subject will compliment art, geography and media studies.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements plus Grade 6 in maths. It is desirable to have achieved a Grade 6 in Design & Technology GCSE or other equivalent DT course. If you have not studied a DT course then a suitable portfolio will be considered.

Course Content

Component 1: Design the Built Environment. 20%, Internally Assessed Controlled Assessment.

The aim of this unit is to understand and appreciate; the various stages of the design and planning processes, the impact of health and safety on design and the provision of primary service utilities.

Component 2: Create the Built Environment. 20%, External Examination.

The aim of this unit is for learners to understand and appreciate; the existing and developing processes required to construct a range of buildings including the use of project management and quality assurance. Consideration is also given to job roles within the industry, their interrelationship and career progression.

Component 3: Value and Use the Built Environment. 20%, External Examination

The aim of this unit is for learners to understand and appreciate; the engagement of stakeholders and communities in the development and use of the built environment. The protection of the environment and the physical structure in the use of the built environment will also be considered. Stakeholder and community engagement is the participating audience that the modern construction professional is expected to educate, consult and maintain a constant dialogue with to ensure the positive outcomes of all projects.

Component 4: BIM and Construction Projects. 40%, Internally Assessed Controlled Assessment.

The aim of this unit is for learners to understand and appreciate; the application of Building Information Modelling(BIM) in managing the design, creation and maintenance of built assets. BIM is the process of designing, constructing or operating a building using electronic objected orientated information. Students will learn how to use industry standard software such as REVIT and Solid works to create solutions to design challenges.

Future Career Progression

During this course students will develop their research, design and problem solving skills, whilst learning the technical knowledge required to under-take their project work. It will enable students to progress to a degree or apprenticeship in a range of disciplines in the built environment sector. It is well suited to careers in the creative built environment industry such as architecture and landscape designer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WG6 (Joint 6th Form for Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys) directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2018