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BSc (Honours) Professional Practice in Construction Site Management

Degree apprenticeship

Three people in hard hats and hi-vis vests on the balcony looking over the bare construction site with one of them pointing.Study for a recognised qualification alongside
your career – culminating in a degree
acknowledging your experience.




How does the degree apprenticeship work?

You study a university course alongside 30+ hours of employment a week – so you'll need a relevant job role before you apply. The combination of the course and the job has to meet a national ‘apprenticeship standard’ – in this case the Construction Site Manager standard. So you get to study for a recognised qualification, while earning a salary and having no student fees to pay.

The course normally takes 3 years part-time – then you'll complete an endpoint assessment within a further 12 months.


1. Course summary

  • Gain a good understanding of building technology, site management and planning and costing.
  • Apply your learning across your working environment, on site visits and in practical projects.
  • Use the skills and knowledge you gain to help attain the Site Safety Plus – Site Managers’ Safety Training Scheme and Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme.

This course is suitable whether you are new to the construction industry or whether you'd like a degree qualification in recognition of your experience.


2. 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.

You learn through

  • part-time day-release study at Sheffield Hallam
  • lectures and class-based seminars
  • site visits and workshops
  • work-based learning
  • practical application
  • a final year dissertation


3. Where you'll study

You'll learn in modern facilities in our Natural and Built Environment Department in our City Campus, led by our extensively experienced teaching staff.

4. Entry requirements

You need a job role to accompany your apprenticeship course

This has to be 30+ hours a week of employment in a relevant job role – and you would need your employer to agree to fund your course, either through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy. You must also have the right to Abode in the UK.

You normally need qualifications as well

The usual entry requirements include a minimum of Level 2 English and maths (GCSE A* - C or equivalent), plus one of the following:

Successful completion of one the following Level 4 Apprenticeship Standards from an academic institution or registered training provider:


An equivalent Cert HE or HNC or 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. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

5. Modules

Year 1 • reflective skills for built environment professional apprentice performance • contract administration for apprentices • project and site management for apprentices • project planning and costing for apprentices
Year 2 • work based project for built environment apprentices • reflective practice for apprenticeship EPA preparation • environmental science and building services for apprentices
Year 3 • work based investigation for built environment apprentices • advanced construction planning for construction site management apprentices

6. Fees and funding

You'll need an employer who can support your application – funding your course through government co-funding or the apprenticeship levy.

Funding options for employers.

How do I apply?

If you're already employed and your employer is willing to support your application, here's what you need to do.

If you don't have an employer who can support you yet, here's how you can look for opportunities.

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