SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2K225336
Module Leader Nigel Craig
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

Study in three distinct areas provides an introduction to the theory and practice of construction process management: 1. Project Management: an introduction to Project Management and the planning of projects 2. Construction Processes and the Management of these and how Building Information Management can aid these processes 3. Health and Safety Management. (Parts 1 & 2). The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type", is 80% . There is no Work Based Assessment, but reflective learning is encouraged.


-360 1. Construction Process Management: BIM Building information modelling concepts; The impact of BIM on the UK construction industry The BIM process, protocols and standards for implementing BIM-based projects Facilitation of collaborative working on projects which are driven by BIM Impact and future of BIM on the future of the industry and associated professions -360 2. Project Management Introduction to project management Planning, control, and organisational techniques (network analysis, bar charts, resource levelling, progress reporting, work breakdown structures) Introduction to sustainability in the construction industry -360 3. Health and Safety Management: Current relevant issues within health and safety in the construction industry Construction safety protection measures on site Current legislation regarding Health, Welfare and Safety Site hazards and controls Safe systems of work; strategies and legislation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the apprentice should be able to:1. Understand concepts and theories of Building Information Modelling and understand the concept of the technique/process as applied within construction 2. Comprehend the relationships between planning and control and their influence on site activity 3. Perform project planning techniques in order to plan simulated construction projects 4. Use resource levelling as a tool to manage assets required for construction projects 5. Understand the relevance and concept of sustainability in the construction industry 6. Comprehend the importance of measures required to protect the health and safety of those engaged in the construction process. 7. Understand and show awareness of how health and safety law applies to construction 8. Understand and show awareness of safe systems of work as an integral part of the construction process. [A2, A4, A6, A7, B1-B6]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

In the context of a work based ethos, teaching and learning methods use authentic work based scenarios to promote action learning, inquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. These approaches directly involve the apprentice in the process of learning and also encourage collaborative learning. The module will begin with 2 days of introductory seminars to provide the apprentices with a clear understanding of the curriculum and assessment requirements of the module and to engage in question / answers sessions. The remainder of the module is delivered online via GCULearn. The online component is structured using a week by week template and guides the apprentice through the subject learning and assessment requirements of the module. A range of resources such as PowerPoint, Camtasia, video clips, web links and other tailored learning relevant to the module topics are used.. Learners will be supported throughout by the module team. This includes the lecturers, work based / industrial mentors and Academic Development Tutors. Clear sign posting will ensure that module learning outcomes are progressed, reinforced though a carefully mapped formative assessment of concepts / strategies and the application of critical subject matter. This facilitates an evaluation of the level of comprehension attained by the apprentice and also enables the module team to provide support and guidance as required through email, GCULearn announcements, blogs, skype of Collaborate discussions. Summative assessments are compulsory. A mark of 35% must be achieved for each summative assessment and an overall / aggregate mark of 40% must be achieved.

Indicative Reading

Essential texts Construction Skills (2018) Health & Safety Test for Managers and Professionals, 7 th Edition, Bircham Newton, Construction Skills, ISBN - 10: 1857514807. Cook, B. and Williams, P. (2009) Construction planning, programming and control, third, Wiley edition, Blackwell, ISBN - 10: 9781405183802 . Recommended texts Construction Skills (2015) Construction Site safety: Health, Safety & Environmental Information (GE700), ISBN 978 1 85751 395 0. Fryer B (2004) The practice of construction management, 4th edition, Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, ISBN - 10: 1405111100. Harris, F. McCaffer, R. and Edum Fotwe (2013) Modern construction management, 7th edition, Wiley Blackwell, ISBN - 10: 047067217X . HSE (2006) Health and safety in construction HSG150 (rev). Free PDF from HSE website. HSE (2015) Managing health and safety in construction: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) Legal Series (L153) ISBN 9780717666263. Illingworth, J. R. (2000) Construction methods and planning, 2nd edition. Routledge, ISBN 041924980X. Langford, D., Hancock, M.R., Fellows, R. and Gale, A.W. (1995) Human resources management in construction. Essex: Routledge, ISBN - 10: 9780582090330. Lock, D. (2013) Project Management, 10th edition. Aldershot : Routledge, ISBN - 10: 1409452697. Sacks, R., Eastman C., Lee G., and Tiecholz ., P. (2018) BIM Handbook, a guide to building information modelling, third edition John Wiley & Sons, ISBN - 10:9781119287537 . Sommerville, J. and Craig N. (2006) Implementing IT in construction, Routledge, ISBN - 10: 9780415370523. Winch, G. (2009) 2nd Ed Managing construction projects, Wiley Blackwell Science. ISBN - 10: 1405184574. Walker, A. (2015) Project management in construction, 6th edition. Wiley Blackwell, ISBN - 10:1118500407.

Transferrable Skills

Critical thinking and problem solving Time management (organising and planning work) Information retrieval skills IT Skills Communication skills, written, oral and listening [C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D3-D6, E1, E5, E6, E7]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 160.00
Assessment (FT) 28.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 03 1.00 25.00 35% Online test based upon Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Exam (Dept) 04 1.00 25.00 35% Online test based upon the concepts of risk assessment and controls.
Exam (Dept) 01 1.00 25.00 35% Problem solving class based test on project networks.
Exam (Dept) 02 1.00 25.00 35% Online test incorporating health and safety management, law and legislation and site hazards and the CSCS qualification.