Overview

Built for upskilling

A core skill for building control surveyors is the ability to assess the use of a building or venue for public events to ensure the safety of those attending. This course looks at safety in buildings and venues such as sports grounds, licenced premises and concert venues.

You will examine the legislation and guidance around the safety of buildings and venues and explore the application of these in different scenarios. You will use knowledge and skills already gained in earlier modules relating to construction technology, law and building control and fire safety.

Course Aims

Built for development

This module aims to:

  1. Expand on knowledge and understanding gained from previous modules, in particular those relating to construction technology, law, building control inspection and fire safety
  2. Explain human behaviour in crowd scenarios and how this affects the implementation of safety in large capacity buildings and venues
  3. Appreciate the general and legislative issues in relation to safety in sports grounds and the variables which form the considerations in determining the safety of such premises
  4. Gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of licencing law and the associated inspections and assessment of suitability of premises
  5. Appreciate the requirements to assess the safety of temporary events and the procedures involved
  6. Examine case studies and lessons learned from incidences resulting from inadequate safety provisions

Entry requirements

and access options

You are required to be 18 years or over at the start of your course.

1. GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

AND

Have successfully completed level 3 study or equivalent, if applying for a level 4 module, OR level 4 study or equivalent*, if applying for a level 5 module, OR level 5 study or equivalent*, if applying for a level 6 module.

 

English language requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council.
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test.
  • C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level.
  • Holders of a cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong.
  • HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) Grade 3, or HKALE (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination – Advanced Level & Advanced Supplementary Level) Grade E, or HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination) Grade 3-5* or Grade A-D (Syllabus B only).

 

*          Levels are defined by Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at Level 4 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) is at Level 5. The academic level of International qualifications will be assessed using UK NARIC. Equivalent attainment can include:

  • Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification;
  • Have a current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification (AssocRICS)

For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk

2. Have GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English and Mathematics or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England.

AND

  • Have obtained 96 UCAS tariff points or an equivalent level of attainment through recognised qualifications not included in the UCAS tariff, *

AND

  • Be in relevant employment** and have work experience that is commensurate with level 3 study, if applying for a level 4 module, OR level 4 study, if applying for a level 5 module, OR commensurate with level 5 study, if applying for a level 6 module. The applicant will be asked to provide a detailed personal statement and/or a reference or letter of support from an employer or mentor to support the application. This will be assessed by the Recognition of Prior Learning panel to determine whether the work experience is commensurate with the relevant level.

 

English language requirements

All UCEM programmes are taught and assessed in English. In addition to the programme entry requirements listed above, all applicants will therefore be required to demonstrate adequate proficiency in the language before being admitted to a programme:

  • GCSE Grade 4 (or C) or above in English Language or English Literature, or an equivalent qualification. For further information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.
  • Grade 5.5 or above, with at least 5.5 in the reading and writing modules, in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test administered by the British Council.
  • 79 or above in the Internet option, 213 or above in the computer-based option or 550 or above in the paper-based option, of the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test.
  • C or above in English (Language or Literature) at A/S Level.
  • Holders of a cognate sub-degree (Level 5) qualification taught and assessed in English from the University of Hong Kong or City University of Hong Kong.
  • HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education) Grade 3, or HKALE (Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination – Advanced Level & Advanced Supplementary Level) Grade E, or HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination) Grade 3-5* or Grade A-D (Syllabus B only).

 

*          Levels are defined by Framework for Higher Education Qualifications for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) (opens new window). A Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at Level 4 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) is at Level 5. The academic level of International qualifications will be assessed using UK NARIC. Equivalent attainment can include:

  • Completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Surveying or an Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Technical through which a Construction and Built Environment Diploma with a minimum DD profile was obtained or through which a Construction and Built Environment Extended Diploma with a minimum MMM profile was obtained, or an equivalent qualification;
  • Have a current Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Associate qualification (AssocRICS)

For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact: admissions@ucem.ac.uk.

**         Relevant employment is employment in a job role that will support the applicant in developing the required skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Don’t meet the entry requirements listed above?

If you do not the meet the entry requirements but would like to be considered for this course, please get in touch with our friendly admissions team. Your application may still be considered.

Providing evidence

Evidence is required in the form of certificate or statements. You should send photocopies that have been verified by someone in a professional occupation.

Applications are assessed in accordance with the UCEM Code of Practice on Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Admissions Team

admissions@ucem.ac.uk

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697 (Option 1)

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696 (Option 1)

Enquiries Team

enquiries@ucem.ac.uk

UK (Free): 0800 019 9697

International: +44 (0)118 921 4696

Bridget Wells

Careers Adviser

careers@ucem.ac.uk

+44 (0)118 921 4392