Start dates:

11 May 2020

Duration:

4 months

Fees & funding:

£195* Click here for more information on Fees & funding

Next Access Module starts 11 May. Apply by 6 May 2020.

Year 13 BSc Access Module

Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

Visit the BSc Access Module webpage to find out more (opens link in new window)

 

Module overview

A module ideal for school leavers wishing to experience undergraduate study in preparation for university and gain insight into the Built Environment and construction industry.

Successful completion will enable students to progress onto the UCEM BSc programme of their choice.

You will study one module from our BSc (Hons) degree programme, called Building, Environment, Technology and Simple Construction. You will be provided additional support for your studies to help facilitate the transition between A-Level/Level 3 and undergraduate study. This introductory module also offers the opportunity to sample supported online study at undergraduate level.

You will receive online study materials designed to enhance your study skills and build your self-confidence to study at an undergraduate level. You will be assigned a member of staff who will provide you with direct study support and work with you to develop an individual support plan. You will also benefit from detailed written feedback, group support sessions, study support webinars and dedicated surgery hours.

You will complete the 20-credit module over four months, studying for around eight to twelve hours a week.

On successful completion of the module, you will be offered entry to the UCEM undergraduate programme of your choice. You will be able to transfer your academic credits when you enter your BSc programme. Alternatively, you can choose to be awarded a Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).

The availability of this programme is subject to review. Any applicants and enquirers will be kept informed of any change of plan to offer it.

What you’ll study

The BSc Access Module provides an introduction to the technology and the environmental issues associated with simple buildings. Simple buildings are generally no more than three storeys high and they are generally used in the construction of houses and flats, but they may also be used for other commercial and public uses, such as offices and schools.

Why study this programme?

    • Gain experience of university and valuable subject knowledge in preparation for your degree.
    • Get ahead by starting your studies early. Continue to develop your study skills over the summer and build your self-confidence
    • Sample supported online study in the built environment at undergraduate level
    • Transfer the academic credits from this programme to any UCEM BSc programme
    • Increase your chance of success in future study
    • Try out UCEM’s style of learning before starting a degree

Now is the time to get ahead. Start your higher education this summer, and BeReady for university before it begins.

Be early. Be ahead. Be Ready.

Why study with UCEM?

  • UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment
  • Our programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies – including RICS, CIOB, CABE, ICES and HKICM – enabling students to progress to professional membership and gain Chartered status
  • You will be supported every step of the way by our Tutors, who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields, and our Matrix-accredited professional support staff
  • Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work
  • UCEM programmes offer a range of modules that allow you to choose a specialism to support your career path
  • Our supported online education model provides access to all your learning materials wherever you are in the world. If your work requires you to change location or travel, you can take us with you

Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

Visit the BSc Access Module webpage to find out more (opens link in new window)

 

Module outline

Summer 2020
Building, Environment, Technology and Simple Construction

Should you require further information about programme content please view the programme specification, which sets out aims, intended learning outcomes and assessment methods.

UCEM has the right to revise and amend the programme in order to:

Comply with external professional, accrediting or other regulatory body requirement.
Implement changes for the benefit of students as a consequence of evidence from programme monitoring.
Ensure the curriculum is current and relevant to intended learning outcomes and/or standards of any relevant professional, accrediting and/or regulatory bodies and/or requirements of employers.
Implement feedback and other recommendations from External Examiners.

All changes to the programme will be implemented in consultation with relevant students and other stakeholders, setting out the reasons for the proposed amendment(s), and compliance with the requirements of the UCEM Code of Practice on Programme Monitoring, Amendment, Review and Discontinuation. Should such an eventuality occur during the admissions and registration process, applicants will be informed immediately of any change and the alternative arrangements that have been put in place.

Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

Visit the BSc Access Module webpage to find out more (opens link in new window)

 

Career & study progression

Join any UCEM BSc in time for the undergraduate intake in October 2020

Your chance to get a head start. On successful completion of the module, you will be offered entry to the UCEM undergraduate programme of your choice. You will be able to transfer your academic credits when you enter your BSc programme. Joining the Access Module in May means you will have time to progress onto our next intake of BSc programmes in October 2020.

CPPD

Alternatively, you can choose to be awarded a Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) upon successful completion of the BSc Access Module.

Why study with UCEM?

  • UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment
  • Our programmes are recognised and accredited by professional bodies – including RICS, CIOB, CABE, ICES and HKICM – enabling students to progress to professional membership and gain Chartered status
  • You will be supported every step of the way by our Tutors, who are experienced practitioners in their respective fields, and our Matrix-accredited professional support staff
  • Designed for busy working professionals, supported online education offers the flexibility to fit your studies around your work enabling you to fast-track your career and directly apply your learning to your work
  • UCEM programmes offer a range of modules that allow you to choose a specialism to support your career path
  • Our supported online education model provides access to all your learning materials wherever you are in the world. If your work requires you to change location or travel, you can take us with you

Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

Visit the BSc Access Module webpage to find out more (opens link in new window)

 

Entry requirements

This programme is specifically for current Year 13 students and the entry requirements are as follows:

You must:

  1. Be expecting your A level (or equivalent) results in UK summer 2020 and be predicted to pass at least one A Level (or equivalent) qualification.
  2. Have GCSE Grade C or above in English and Mathematics (Grade 4 for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics as defined by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England
  3. Provide a personal statement, summarising your motivation for studying the programme and any academic or professional ambitions you have, and outlining your predicted grades issued by your school or college.
  4. Provide a formal copy of your predicted grades produced by your school, teacher or tutor, within six weeks of commencing the programme.

All applications will be referred to the Programme Leader and assessed in line with the UCEM Code of Practice: Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning for the policy on non-standard admission.

The academic level of international qualifications will be assessed using UK NARIC. For more information on equivalent qualifications please contact admissions@ucem.ac.uk

Applicants must meet UCEM’s minimum English language requirements in addition to the programme entry requirements listed above. For English language requirements please go to: How to meet the language requirements (open in new window).

 

Key information

Application and start datesaccordion-arrow

Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

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Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

Visit the BSc Access Module webpage to find out more (opens link in new window)

 

2020/21 academic year:
£195 x1 module
Total programme fee £195 *

* This is a special discount for Year 13 students only. Discount applies only to the May 2020 intake.

UCEM is working with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT) to make available fully-funded places for applicants from backgrounds that are under-represented in the built environment industry. Under-represented groups include those who have a BAME ethnic background, a declared disability or live in a disadvantaged area.

 

Find out more about our payment options here 

You may be required to pay an additional retake fee if you are unable to pass a module at the first attempt, and are then offered a further attempt.

All learning resources required for successful completion of this module are provided as part of your fee. The core texts within each module will be provided via an e-book platform, hard copy books will only be supplied if the core text is not available as an e-book. Additional supplementary resources to support your studies are available through the UCEM e-library. It is a matter of individual choice whether you wish to buy your own hard copies of textbooks independently.

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Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

Visit the BSc Access Module webpage to find out more (opens link in new window)

 

The expected time commitment for the standard route is around 8-12 hours per week.

This 20-credit module equates to a total of 200 study hours broken down between directed online learning, self-directed learning and assessment. The breakdown between these three types of activity may vary between modules but on average is as follows:

Directed online learning (45%)

Self-directed study time (25%)

Assessment study time (30%)

Directed online learning is the term used to describe a range of learning activities which you access via the UCEM Virtual Learning Environment, as this is more appropriate for an online learning programme than the term “contact hours”. As a guide it includes, for example, participating in web classes and online discussion forums, watching video material and voice-over PowerPoint presentations and undertaking exercises and quizzes linked to programme materials. Self-directed study time includes reading textbooks and study papers to develop your knowledge of the subject matter. Assessment study time includes all activity related to the summative assessment of the module such as planning and writing coursework.

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Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

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The programme will be assessed by coursework.

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Please note, this module is no longer available, but you can still apply for our BSc Access Module.

Visit the BSc Access Module webpage to find out more (opens link in new window)

 

On successful completion of the module, you will be offered entry to the UCEM undergraduate programme of your choice. You will be able to transfer your academic credits when you enter your BSc programme. Alternatively, you can choose to be awarded a Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD).

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