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2015-2016

Guide to Undergraduate Study


About Construction

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What’s Next?

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Certificate of Higher Education - Construction

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UCAS Tariff

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HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering)

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Our Courses

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Foundation Degree in Construction Management 6 BSc (Hons) in Construction Management (Commercial Management)

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BSc (Hons) in Construction Management (Site Management)

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Our construction courses provide excellent opportunities to gain a qualification and skills within a challenging and rewarding industry. There are a number of career paths and many job prospects both locally and nationally. The industry is fast moving. Construction methods, techniques and technologies develop rapidly and legislation is always changing, this is reflected in our course delivery. Construction covers public and private housing, public buildings such as hospitals and schools, commercial and industrial buildings, and infrastructure such as roads, bridges and power plants. The industry repairs, maintains and refurbishes existing buildings and installs services such as power and ventilation in new and existing buildings. Construction is project based and good teamwork, forward planning and organisational skills are essential. Work involves collaboration with many specialists across the sector, together with clients and the general public. Most construction workers enjoy the variety the sector offers and the satisfaction of being able to see the finished product of their work.

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

Our Honours Degrees are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The CIOB accreditation officially recognises our BSc (Hons) Construction Management course as an educational programme that promotes excellence in the built environment. CIOB accreditation is an official confirmation that the programme contains the required learning outcomes to meet CIOB membership criteria and educational standards.

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Certificate of Higher Education - Construction This course will develop knowledge and understanding of construction processes, management skills, building technology, and environmental and sustainability issues.

Course Type Part-time Duration

2 years

Course Code ZT1HCCOP01 Applications Direct to Colchester Institute Entry Requirements 40 UCAS points (based on Pass at National Certificate/Diploma), AS or A Level study plus GCSEs (grades A*-C) in maths and English or an equivalent level 2 qualification. NVQ Level 3 construction craft qualifications would also be suitable. Applicants without any formal qualifications will be expected to have significant workbased experience and would normally be employed within the industry, or demonstrate the capacity and attainments needed to complete the course successfully. All candidates will be interviewed prior to enrolment.

Who is this course for?

What our graduates do

This course is for existing construction employees who want to enhance their career opportunities within the industry. It is for those who are employed, or have the potential to be employed, as trainee site managers, quantity surveyors, site engineers, estimators, buyers, building and maintenance surveyors, and architectural technicians.

Our graduates tend to go on to further study and join the BA (Hons) in Construction Management. Graduates who enter employment tend to work in site management, quantity surveying, site engineering, building control, or as architectural technicians, or building surveyors.

Course description The programme will provide broad based core studies which will develop technological and managerial skills and knowledge. Optional modules will develop specialist pathways in either Site Management or Commercial Management. This course is taught through a mixture of group and individual classroom activity, guided assignments, presentations, case studies and formal examinations.

Course content Modules include: Year one Construction Mathematics • Construction and Materials Technology • Surveying Processes • Health, Safety and Welfare

Year two Environmental Science • Production of Buildings • Principles of Management

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Site Management Practice • Measurement Practice

Most of our students progress to further study at Foundation Degree and Honours Degree level.

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HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering) A broad-based course designed to develop the learners’ knowledge, understanding, skills and the awareness necessary, to provide them with the potential to progress to technical, supervisory and managerial positions in building services engineering.

Who is this course for?

Course content

This course is for existing plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical operatives who want to enhance their career opportunities within the building services engineering industry. Particularly for individuals that will become responsible for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and public health systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings.

Modules include:

Course description The programme will provide broad based core studies which will develop skills and knowledge to manage, design and install building services engineering systems. Optional modules will develop specialist pathways, particularly in Electrical Installation and Mechanical Services Engineering. This course is taught through a mixture of group and individual classroom activity, guided assignments, presentations, case studies and formal examinations. Building services engineers influence the architecture of a building and play a significant role in the sustainability and energy demand of a building. Within this area, new roles are emerging. For example, in the areas of renewable energy, sustainability, low carbon technologies and energy management. With buildings accounting for around 50% of all carbon emissions, building services engineers play a significant role in combating climate change.

Design Principles and Application for Construction and the Built Environment • Group Project in the Construction Industry • Health, Safety and Welfare for Construction and the Built Environment • Application of Scientific Principles to Building Services Engineering In addition, students will study a minimum of four specialist units, some examples are: Low Pressure Hot Water Heating for Non-Domestic Buildings • Electricity and Lighting for Building Services Engineering • Heating Systems for Industrial and Specialist Applications • Piped Distribution Services for Non-Domestic Buildings • Energy Utilisation and Efficiency for Building Services Engineering • Electrical Installation for Building Services Engineering • Lighting Applications for Industrial and Commercial Buildings • Power Supplies for Building Services Engineering • Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation • Work-Based Experience

Course Type Part-time Duration

2 years

Course Code ZT15841 Applications Direct to Colchester Institute Entry Requirements You will be expected to hold a level 3 qualification in your occupational area, e.g. City & Guilds 2330 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology, or City & Guilds 6129 Plumbing, or equivalent qualification, as well as a minimum of two years’ experience in the relevant industry.

What our graduates do Our graduates, who do not go on to further study, go on to a wide range of careers within the construction industry. These career sectors include, but are not limited to, construction (supervising and operations), design (residential and commercial), electrical technology, building control, building surveying, restorating and estimating. Validated by

This course will give you a nationally recognised qualification which will improve employment prospects. Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

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Foundation Degree in Construction Management This course has been designed in consultation with the regional construction industry to meet their demand for professional and technician personnel.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

2 years full-time 3 years part-time

UCAS Code

K221 (full-time)

Course Code ZT1FDCMP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) Entry Requirements 80 UCAS points (based on Pass at National Certificate/Diploma), AS or A Level study plus GCSEs (grades A*-C) in maths and English, or an equivalent level 2 qualification. NVQ Level 3 construction craft qualifications would also be suitable. Candidates with a Certificate in Higher Education in Construction can enter the third year of the part-time Foundation Degree in Construction. All candidates will be interviewed. Validated by

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*Subject to Validation

Who is this course for?

Course content

This course is for existing construction employees who want to enhance their career opportunities within the construction industry. It is for those who are employed or have the potential to be employed as trainee site managers, quantity surveyors, site engineers, estimators, buyers, building and maintenance surveyors, and architectural technicians.

Modules include: Year one

Applicants without any formal qualifications will be expected to have significant work-based experience and would normally be employed within the industry, or demonstrate the capacity and attainments needed to complete the course successfully.

Course description The programme will provide broad based core studies which will develop technological and managerial skills and knowledge. Optional modules will develop specialist pathways in either Site Management or Commercial Management. The course will develop knowledge and understanding of construction processes, management skills, building technology and environmental and sustainability issues. Key aspects of the programme are the work-based modules that allow the students to apply their learning in the workplace. This course is taught through a mixture of group and individual classroom activity, guided assignments, presentations, case studies and formal examinations. Students will need to undertake private study during the duration of the course. The amount will vary according to the students’ individual abilities and aspirations, but most students find that extra study is beneficial.

Construction and Materials Technology • Health, Safety and Welfare • Construction CAD Studio • Surveying Processes • Construction Mathematics • Work-Based Project 1 • Information and Communication Skills • Business Environment

Year two Site Management Practice or Measurement Practice • Principles of Management • Development of the Built Environment • Production of Buildings • Sustainable Construction Processes • Work-Based Project 2 • Environmental Science

What our graduates do Our graduates generally go on to further study and join the BA (Hons) in Construction Management. Graduates who enter employment tend to go on to work in site management, quantity surveying, site engineering, building control, or work as architectural technicians in building control or as building surveyors.

Strong employer links ensure all students benefit from a period of work placement in the construction industry.

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BSc (Hons) in Construction Management (Commercial Management) This CIOB accredited course has been designed in consultation with the regional construction industry to meet their demand for professional and technician personnel.

Who is this course for?

Course content

This course is for existing construction employees who want to enhance their career opportunities within the construction industry. It is for individuals who are employed, or have the potential to be employed, as trainee quantity surveyors, estimators, buyers, building and maintenance surveyors and architectural technicians.

Modules include: Year one

Applicants without any formal qualifications will be expected to have significant work-based experience and would normally be employed within the industry, or demonstrate the capacity and attainments needed to complete the course successfully.

Course description The course will develop knowledge and understanding of construction processes, management skills, building technology and environmental and sustainability issues. Key aspects of the programme are the work based modules that allow the students to apply their learning in the workplace. The programme will provide broad based core studies which will develop technological and managerial skills and knowledge. This CIOB accredited course is taught through a mixture of group and individual classroom activity, guided assignments, presentations, case studies and formal examinations. Students will need to undertake private study for the duration of the course. The amount will vary according to the student’s individual abilities and aspirations, but most students find that extra study is beneficial.

Construction and Materials Technology • Health, Safety and Welfare • Construction CAD Studio • Surveying Processes • Construction Mathematics • Work-Based Project 1 • Information and Communication Skills • Business Environment

Year two Measurement Practice • Principles of Management • Development of the Built Environment • Production of Buildings • Sustainable Construction Processes • Work-Based Project 2 • Environmental Science

Year three Project Analysis and Appraisal • Research Skills • Human Resource Management • Procurement, Tendering and Estimating • Corporate Management and Finance • Contract Practice and Administration • Construction Management Dissertation

What our graduates do Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers within the construction industry. These career sectors include, but are not limited to, commercial management, construction (supervising and operations), design (residential and commercial), electrical technology, building control, along with architectural technicians, building surveying, restoration and estimating roles.

The CIOB accreditation officially recognises our BSc (Hons) in Construction Management course as an educational programme that promotes excellence in the built environment. CIOB accreditation is an official confirmation that the programme contains the required learning outcomes to meet CIOB membership criteria and educational standards. Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full-time 5 years part-time

UCAS Code

K222 (full-time)

Course Code ZT1BSCCP01 (part-time) Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time) UCAS Points 200 UCAS points (based on Pass at National Certificate/Diploma), AS or A Level study plus GCSEs (grades A*-C) in maths and English or an equivalent level 2 qualification. Candidates with a Certificate in Higher Education in Construction can enter the third year of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management and candidates with a Foundation Degree in Construction Management can enter the third year of the full-time or the fifth year of the part-time BSc (Hons) in Construction Management. Validated by

*Subject to Validation

Accredited by

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BSc (Hons) in Construction Management (Site Management) This CIOB accredited course has been designed in consultation with the regional construction industry to meet their demand for professional and technician personnel.

Course Type Full-time Part-time Duration

3 years full time 5 years part time

UCAS Code

K223 (full-time)

Who is this course for?

Course content

This course is for existing construction employees who want to enhance their career opportunities within the construction industry. It is for those who are employed or have the potential to be employed as trainee site managers, site engineers, building and maintenance surveyors and architectural technicians.

Modules include: Year one

Applicants without any formal qualifications will be expected to have significant work-based experience and would normally be employed within the industry, or demonstrate the capacity and attainments needed to complete the course successfully.

Course Code ZT1BSCSP01 (part-time)

Course description

Applications Via UCAS (full-time) Direct to Colchester Institute (part-time)

The course will develop knowledge and understanding of construction processes, management skills, building technology and environmental and sustainability issues. Key aspects of the programme are the work based modules that allow the students to apply their learning in the workplace.

UCAS Points 200 UCAS points (based on Pass at National Certificate/Diploma), AS or A Level study plus GCSEs (grades A*-C) in maths and English or an equivalent level 2 qualification. Candidates with a Certificate in Higher Education in Construction can enter the third year of the full-time, or the fifth year of the part-time, BSc in Construction Management. Candidates with a Foundation Degree in Construction Management can enter the third year of the full-time or fifth year of the part-time BSc in Construction Management. Validated by

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Accredited by

*Subject to Validation

The programme will provide broad based core studies which will develop technological and managerial skills and knowledge. This CIOB accredited course is taught through a mixture of group and individual classroom activity, guided assignments, presentations, case studies and formal examinations. Students will need to undertake private study for the duration of the course. The amount will vary according to the students’ individual abilities and aspirations, but most will find that extra study is beneficial.

The CIOB accreditation officially recognises this programme as promoting excellence in the built environment. The course contains the required learning outcomes to meet CIOB membership criteria and educational standards.

Construction and Materials Technology • Health, Safety and Welfare • Construction CAD Studio • Surveying Processes • Construction Mathematics • Work-Based Project 1 • Information and Communication Skills • Business Environment

Year two Site Management Practice • Principles of Management • Development of the Built Environment • Production of Buildings • Sustainable Construction Processes • Work-Based Project 2 • Environmental Science

Year three Project Analysis and Appraisal • Research Skills • Human Resource Management • Supply Chain Management • Production Management • Project Management • Construction Management Dissertation

What our graduates do Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers within the construction industry. These career areas include, but are not limited to, site management and site engineering and roles as architectural technicians, building controllers and building surveyors.

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Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

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Applying to UCAS Applications Customer Services department The Admissions team within our Customer Services department is available on (01206) 712000 to help you make an application or discuss entry or course requirements.

Colchester Institute will usually consider late applications received after the appropriate deadline and 30th June 2015 and through Clearing if places remain available.

Applying for a place

Deferred entry

All applications for entry to Colchester Institute full-time higher education courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS code is shown next to the course details.

Colchester Institute accepts applications for students looking to defer entry until September 2016 for all courses. Any student applying for deferred entry would be required to meet the conditions of their offer by 31st August 2015.

Direct applications

How to apply

You may apply directly to Colchester Institute using one of our own application forms ONLY IF:

All applications for entry to courses are made online using UCAS. Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. The UCAS code for Colchester Institute is CINST C75.

(a) it is your intention to study part-time or (b) you are currently undertaking a full-time degree at Colchester Institute and wish to transfer internally to another degree or (c) you are applying for postgraduate study.

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UCAS will receive applications for entry in 2015 from 1st September 2014. You are advised to apply as soon as possible and preferably before the first UCAS deadline of 15th January 2015. Art and Design courses at Colchester Institute have a deadline of 24th March 2015.

Applicants from outside the United Kingdom Overseas applicants can apply online using UCAS Apply via the UCAS website www.ucas.com. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact the UCAS Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)870 1122211.

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WELFARE

CAREER GUIDANCE

Student Loans and Grants

UCAS application fee The application fee for 2015 was not available at the time of going to CLASSROOM LEARNING print. The fee for 2014 was £23 for a multiple application and £12 for a SUPPORT single choice. To confirm the application fees for 2015 please visit the UCAS website www.ucas.com for more information. Employed applicants If you are to be sponsored by your employer to study on a course with a UCAS code, you must apply through UCAS. INDIVIDUAL UCAS contact details

SUPPORT PLANNING

UCAS, Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ. Telephone 0870 1122211.

Fees Major Government reforms to student finance commenced in 2012-2013 resulting in universities and colleges being able to charge variable fees. Universities and colleges that want to charge more than the basic fee (level not yet set for 2015-2016) must provide additional support to promote access to disadvantaged students. At the time of printing, Colchester Institute had not set course fees and support levels for 2015-2016. Once we have done so, we will update the fees pages on our website. We therefore recommend you consult our website for this information before you submit your UCAS application for entry to study in autumn 2015. These changes apply to UK and EU students wishing to study higher education in England.

Course Enquiries: (01206) 712000

FINANCE

How much money will I need and how do I get it? Budgeting for student life is a tricky thing. The key is to be aware of the student loans and grants that are available to you, and to make sure you apply for them in good time. These can include Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants, and Disabled Students Allowance. CHILDCARE

For more information please visit the Student Finance Website at www.gov.uk/studentfinance or call 0845 300 5090. For full-time courses you apply for student finance from the January before youSTUDENT start your studies, LIFE you don’t need to wait until your UCAS offers have been made. For part-time courses, applications open in August. Is there any other money I can get? As well as student loans and grants, some students may be eligible for financial support through Access to Learning Funds which provides discretionary support to certain categories of student. If you think your financial circumstances might prevent you from attending a full-time or part-time higher education course, our Student Finance team offers information on all aspects of student finance, including the application procedures. Please contact the team on (01206) 712293 for further information.

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In this prospectus you will find the entry criteria for our courses, quoted in UCAS points. The table below shows how many UCAS points each of the most common qualifications are worth. The Entry Requirements for the individual courses are stated on the course pages, in many cases applications are welcomed from potential students with non-traditional educational backgrounds. For information on the tariffs for other qualifications, please see the UCAS Tariff Tables via the QR code.

BTEC Extended Diploma Diploma

Subsidiary Certificate AS Level A Level Diploma

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Points Score 420 400 380 360 320 280 260 240 200 160 140 120 100 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 www.colchester.ac.uk


Course Enquiries: (01206) 712777

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PGCE

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BSc (Hons)

Course Early Years ✪ ✪ Music Education ✪ Certificate in Education ✪ (Further Education and Skills Sector) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education ✪ (Further Education and Skills Sector) Certificate of Continuing Education ✪ (Teaching Literacy and ESOL) Certificate of Continuing Education ✪ (Teaching Numeracy)

Course Electrical Engineering (Power) Electronics Engineering Engineering (Mechanical)

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HNC/D

Course Performing Creative Media Production (Moving Image) ✪ Photography ✪ ✪ Technical Theatre ✪ ✪ Course Popular Music ✪ ✪ Film Music and Soundtrack Production ✪ Creative Performance (Acting) Music Education ✪ Musical Theatre Technical Theatre MA Music ✪

Foundation

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Years

Teacher

MA

BA (Hons)

Foundation

Digital Media

Music

Early

BA (Hons)

Foundation

HND

Dip HE

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BA (Hons)

IT

Course IT Systems and Applications (Subject to Validation)

Foundation

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Computing

Cert HE

Course Business Administration ✪ ✪ ✪ Management ✪ ✪ Management of Hospitality ✪ ✪ Management of Sport ✪ ✪ Postgraduate Certificate in ✪ Management Postgraduate Diploma in ✪ Management Business Administration (MBA) ✪

Course Person-Centred Counselling ✪ Counselling Studies ✪ Health and Social Care ✪ ✪ Management of Sport ✪ ✪

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PGC

BA (Hons)

Foundation

HND

HNC

Cert HE

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Management

Sport

HNC

Course Construction ✪ Construction and the Built Environment ✪ (Building Services Engineering) Construction Management ✪ Construction Management ✪ (Commercial Management) Construction Management ✪ (Site Management)

Counselling Health

Business

HNC

Cert HE

struc

HNC/D

Course Art and Design ✪ Art and Design with Foundation Year ✪ 3D Design and Craft ✪ Fashion and Textiles ✪ Fine Art ✪ Graphic Design ✪ Photography ✪ ✪ Art, Design and the Book ✪ Contemporary Art and Professional Practice ✪ Sculptural Practice ✪

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