Design and construction manager
Level 6 degree apprenticeship
Further your career in architectural practice and design management with a recognised qualification that mixes theoretical and applied learning.
About the apprenticeship
Course length: 3 years, part-time
Start date: September 2024
Course level: Level 6
University award: BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Architectural Technology and Design Management
How much it costs: funded through the employer
- Develop a career-focused approach to project design and construction, working to real client briefs and following professional design procedures.
- Study architectural design with a focus on technical skills and applying environmental principles.
- Become an expert in digital design and building information modelling (BIM), with teaching to current industry standards.
- Gain key management skills and apply them with principles of economics, legal and financial management in a commercial context.
The course meets the design and construction management apprenticeship standard.
How you learn
As well as academic theory, work-based learning, and practical application in the workplace, you’ll develop effective skills in teamwork, negotiating and problem solving.
You'll have an academic advisor and work-based learning coach to support you, and the modules you study will prepare you for your endpoint assessment and future career.
You’ll learn through:
- blocks of study on campus throughout the year
- online and face-to-face lectures and labs
- online and class-based seminars
- site visits and workshops
- regular guest lectures from leading architects
- applying your learning on live projects
- academic and report writing.
You will progress through the course following successful completion of your assessmentss, which address the learning outcomes for each module.
You'll learn in modern facilities in our Natural and Built Environment Department in our City Campus.
Throughout the course, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours at university. They can be existing employees looking to develop their careers, or new applicants to the business.
- be over 18
- not be in full time education
- have the right to abode in the UK
- meet the course entry requirements
GCSE (or equivalent)
GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4, or above
If you don't have this yet, you'll need to achieve this level before you take your end-point assessment.
You'll also need to have successfully completed one of the following Level 4 apprenticeship standards from an academic institution or registered training provider:
- Building Services Engineering Technician
- Construction Design and Build Technician
- Construction Quantity Surveying Technician
- Construction Site Engineering Technician
- Construction Site Supervisor
- Facilities Manager
If you have not completed one of these apprenticeships, you must have an equivalent certificate of higher education (CertHE), higher national certificate (HNC)or higher national diploma (HND), or an equivalent qualification in a construction-related subject.
You would normally have a minimum of an all Merit average (not including key or common skills).
Compensation for a pass in one unit with a distinction in another unit is permitted.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.
Applicants with alternative qualifications or a combination of qualifications and work experience are also considered.
- Reflective skills for built environment professional apprentice performance
- Contract administration for apprentices
- Technical and digital design practice 1
- Work based project for built environment apprentices
- Reflective practice for apprenticeship epa preparation
- Technical and digital design practice 2
- Work based investigation for built environment apprentices
- Technical and digital design practice 3
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change.
If you are an applicant
To apply for this apprenticeship, you must first have a suitable employer who can support your application. We can support you to encourage your employer to offer an apprenticeship. You will then apply for the course through them.
If you don’t currently have a job, we can help you find an apprenticeship.
If you are an employer
If you want to offer an apprenticeship for an existing employee or a new recruit, get in touch.
If you have 15 or more potential apprentices, we can tailor the programme to your business.
This course is delivered by Sheffield Hallam as part of the South Yorkshire Institute of Technology