|Course Level||Level 4|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||260 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
One of the most rewarding and fulfilling of all contemporary sectors, the construction industry can also be uniquely lucrative. Individuals with professional-level construction management skills are constantly sought by building firms on a global basis, tasked with overseeing and controlling the planning and execution of challenging construction projects. Construction managers also play a key role in ongoing building maintenance, modification, expansion and enhancement efforts – career opportunities for those with the appropriate backgrounds are near-limitless.
This Construction Management Online Course, has been designed to provide a comprehensive yet concise introduction to one of the world’s most important and consistently-secure business sectors. Property development on a global basis is accelerating and evolving like never before, resulting in a permanent shortfall of professional construction managers and project supervisors. Whether it’s joining an existing brand/business at a relatively higher level or starting your own private construction management consultancy, this construction management course online, delivers the core skills and knowledge required to pursue or advance extraordinary careers in construction.
Beginning with an introduction to contemporary construction management, 13 intensive modules of online course construction management, gradually guide candidates through effective estimating and planning, project supervision, management of human resources, equipment and materials management, the most important element of construction contracts, quality control considerations and a variety of legal/legislative matters.
This construction management course online, is delivered over 13 modules:
Module 1 - Introduction to Construction Management
The introductory course module takes candidates through the basics of the construction management industry, incorporating an overview of how the industry operates today and the various duties/responsibilities of the professional construction manager. Subtopics covered include inspection and supervision, testing, productivity and labour quality.
Module 2 - Development and Organisation of Construction Projects
Course content in Module 2 centres on construction project organisation and development, with specific focus on the project life cycle. Candidates are gradually guided through each of the most important phases of the building project – the initiation phase, design and planning phase, execution and control phases and how to professionally organise construction projects.
Module 3 - Importance of Estimation in Construction Work
Project estimation represents the primary core focus of Module 3, in which candidates are introduced to a variety of accurate estimating techniques, along with the importance of comprehensive planning and feasibility studies in the estimating process. Project budget-revision is also discussed.
Module 4 - Preliminary Investigations, Location and Site Selection
Course content in Module 4 centres primarily around a number of important preliminary investigations, including site selection and location. A variety of crucial topographic considerations are brought into discussion, along with essential selection and evaluation criteria.
Module 5 - Site Organisation
The following course module guides candidates through a series of important specifics with regard to cite organisation. A variety of important subtopics are introduced including electricity and water provision, movement of plant, tools and equipment storage, general material storage and access, boundary/fencing options, site accommodation and more.
Module 6 - Planning for Equipment
An intensive overview of equipment considerations follows in Module 6, incorporating an overview of the equipment-planning process and the various considerations/variables that can affect equipment requirements. The sourcing of essential finances for important construction equipment also enters the discussion.
Module 7 - Equipment Management
Equipment continues as the primary theme of Module 7, which turns attention to the most important aspects of equipment repair and maintenance. Core concepts covered include organisation of on-site equipment, maintaining a workable spare parts inventory, stock planning, replacement analysis and more.
Module 8 - Material Management
The management of essential materials is investigated in-depth in the eighth module, which incorporates material storage and handling, purchasing essential site materials, the integrated materials management process and a variety of challenges associated with procuring/managing materials.
Module 9 - Purchase and Storage Management
A series of critical purchase and storage management insights follow in Module 9, in which candidates explore several warehousing basics, contemporary site storage strategies and systems, preservation of stored materials and a number of key material buying systems.
Module 10 - Specialised Buying and Vendor Management
The tenth course module guides candidates through specialised buying and vendor management, covering a variety of subtopics including ISO 9000, codification, process documentation and the learning cycle. The effect/impact of modern IT systems on a variety of site management tasks is also explored.
Module 11 - Quality Controlling During Construction
Course content in Module 11 provides candidates with a detailed introduction to both the importance of quality control and a variety of key strategies for building and maintaining high quality standards. Quality control is considered with regard to internal site operations, external contractors, suppliers and other project contributors.
Module 12 - Human Resource Management
An essential introduction to human resource management follows in Module 12, which incorporates an overview of effective organisation, deployment and management of key human resources. The role of the construction manager in HR is investigated, along with a variety of people-management skills and related HR strategies.
Module 13 - Legal Aspects of Contract
Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 13 sheds light on a number of the most important types of construction contracts, along with a series of crucial legal/legislative considerations. Subtopics covered in the module include arbitration and mediation, project disputes, construction project insurance, purchase orders and more.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Q. How does Distance / Online Learning work?
All our courses offer the flexibility of learning. These are divided into units. After each course unit the student is required to complete and submit an assignment. Students work through each unit at your own pace. There are no deadlines for completing and submitting the assignments. Tutor marks the assignment and uploads the result on the portal. The student then moves on to the next unit and this way completes the course. All the submitted work is assessed by the awarding body at the moderation stage. Recognised Certificate is issued by the awarding body.
Q. When can I start the course?
You can start the course anytime. The enrolments are continued throughout the year.
Q. What is the enrolment process?
Enrolment process is very simple. After you have chosen the course you wish to take you can just fill in an online form and we will send you invoice for the course fee. On receipt of payment we will give you course access and your course tutor will contact you as well. You can even start right now by paying the course fee online.
Q. Can I take up the course if I am not in the UK?
Yes, you can. All our courses can be taken up and completed from anywhere around the world. If you are an international student you will enjoy the same support as any other student within the UK does.
Q. How long does it take to complete the course?
This entirely depends on you that how much time you dedicate to your studies and how fast you intend to complete the course. We have provided estimated study hours for each course on the course page. You can plan your study according to your own schedule.
Q. Will I get tutor support?
Yes. all our courses come will one to one tutor support. This support is available for duration of the course. Once you will enrol on the course you will be allocated an experience tutor who will guide you throughout the course. The tutor will mark your assignments and will provide you feedback on your submitted work. You can contact your tutor through email.
Q. Can I retake the assignment if I fail it once?
Yes, In that case your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and will highlight the areas where you need improvement.
Q. Is there any deadline for submitting the assignments?
No, there are no deadlines for the submission of assignments. Students work at their own pace and plan their study according to their own schedule. However you will submit one assignment at a time so that the tutor can mark one and can give you feedback. Following which you can move on to your next unit and assignment.
Q. Do I need to sit an exam at the end?
All our courses are assignment based. Your submitted work is assessed throughout the course. There is no final exam at the end.
Q. Do I need to purchase any text books?
College provides comprehensive course materials containing all the relevant information you require to complete the course. All this is all included in the course fee. However we encourage our students to undertake additional study on the topics. For further help we have provided additional supporting material on the portal. There are also useful links relevant to the course you are studying.
Q. English is not my first language can I still complete the course?
All our courses have been specially written for home study keeping in mind that our students come from all parts of the world and English is not the first language for most of them. Our course materials are written in easy to understand English. If you have basic English skills you can easily complete the course.
Q. What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements for most of our courses. All you need to have is the motivation and commitment for completing the course.