Foundation Degree in Construction Management
Programme Specification Document
1. Qualification 2. Programme Title 3. UCAS Code 4. Programme Type
Foundation Degree Construction Modular Full, Part-Time
Management and Sandwich
5. Main Purposes and Distinctive Features of the Programme
1. Knowledge and understanding of the discipline of construction technology and
2. Appreciation of economic, environmental, health and safety and legal risks
3. Development of skills and competences to perform within the discipline of construction
4. Understanding of the legal and economic frameworks in which the construction industry
5. Preparation for participation in the activities of the construction industry and membership of
a relevant professional body
Vocationally oriented programme leading to employment opportunities in construction site
management, project management, estimating, buying and ite engineering.Opportunity for work
placement between levels one and two (sandwich) Interdisciplinary and work based project work.
6. What a graduate should know and be able to do on completion of the programme
(objectives and learning outcomes)
To gain the qualification the learner will have demonstrated; i) subject knowledge and
understanding, ii) cognitive skills, iii) discipline-related practical and professional skills and iv)
other general skills and capabilities (e.g. key/transferable/common) as specified in the learning
objectives/outcomes for approved modules in the programme. Further details of module outcomes
can be found in the programme document.
Knowledge and understanding in the context Subject-specific practical/professional
of the subject(s) skills
K1 Land surveying and setting out S1 Ability to manage resources and time and
K2 Due regard for duties and responsibilities for to work within a team.
safe working S2 Manage the implementation of construction
K3 Construction methodology projects and processes.
K4 Use and application of appropriate S3 Developing programmes for projects
management theory and methods. S4 Planning ahead to solve problems with the
K5 Understanding people and quality related delivery and storage of equipment and
issues. materials before they occur.
K6 Awareness of micro and macro S5 Communicating with all kinds of people
environmental factors impacting on business including the public and the workforce.
Cognitive skills in the context of the Other skills (e.g. key/transferable)
subject(s) developed in subject or other contexts
C1 Identification and selection of appropriate O1 Communicate effectively orally, in writing
tools for solving problems. and through drawings.
C2 The capacity for critical reasoning and O2 Capacity to research and investigate
analysis. investigate information and to learn.
C3 Analysis of information, interpreting findings. O3 Competent in the use of information
C4 Application of scientific and design technology tools.
principles, applying appropriate scientific and O4 Social and political awareness and
mathematical methods. understanding .
C5 Discrimination between and evaluation of O5 Numerical, manipulative and quantitative
management ideas and theories to execute skills appropriate to construction.
7. Qualities, Skills & Capabilities Profile
A Cognitive B Practical C Personal & Social D Other
Critical Reasoning Writing Skills Self-motivation Life long learning
Analysis and appraisal Communication Skills Organisation and time
Problem Solving Information Team working
Flexibility of Thought Decision Making Social interaction
8. Subjects Studied, Levels, Credits & Qualifications
(Duration and structure of programme/modes of study/credit volume of study units)
2 years full-time; 3 years sandwich, 3 years part-time
Level 1; 6 No. 10 credit modules and 3 No. 20 credit modules. Level 2; 3 No. 10 credit modules, 3
No. 20 credit modules, 1 No. 30 credit module.
Construction Foundation Degree
Management Studies 240 Credits
Level 2 (30 credits)
and Procurement (20
Group Project (10
Work Based Project
Level 1 Analytical Methods 120 Credits
Study Skills (10
Studies (10 credits)
Practice (10 credits)
Work Based Project
9. Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy 10. Other Information
Learning and Teaching Methods Date programme first offered
Active learning is promoted through tutorials, Admissions Criteria
lectures, studio, lab and fieldwork, IT sessions, Standard Requirements
site visits, library and guided study. A General Certificate of Secondary
Education in five subjects of which one
Assessment Methods must be at Advanced Level.
Assessment tasks are linked to the learning Mathematics, and English Language, or
outcomes of each module: analytical or design a subject requiring the use of English,
assignments, research assignments, design must have been passed at GCSE level
submissions, project work. essays, reports and or similar modules at Key Skills Level 3.
examinations 40 UCAS Tariff points
A BTEC National Diploma or Certificate
Assessment Classification System in Building, Construction, Civil
Pass mark for individual components of Engineering or other related subject
assessment 40% An AVCE or Advanced GNVQ
NVQ Level 3
Successful completion of a Foundation
or Access course.
Other certified prior learning deemed
equivalent to the above in accordance
with the Institute’s policies on
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).
Non-certified prior learning deemed
equivalent to the above in accordance
with the Institute’s policies on the
Accreditation of Prior Experiential
Non Standard Entry
Cases dealt with by admissions tutor on
Indicators of Quality and Standards
To be validated by panel with two external panel
Complies with subject benchmark.