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1 © CITB Higher Education in Construction & the Built Environment & Where it can take you Presentation by: Andrew Bridge, Strategic Partnership Adviser

2 © CITB Presentation will cover: Brief overview of CITB Routes in Higher Education (HE) Construction & Built Environment Qualifications on offer at HE Level Where HE can take you CITB Products/Support/Services CITB

3 © CITB Who are CITB? We are the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council and for the construction industry, working to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified construction workforce. We are looking to engage with relevant stakeholders and all age groups with the objective of providing the industry with a diverse supply of talent. Celebrating our 50 th Anniversary this year.Industry Training BoardSector Skills Council

4 © CITB Routes into Higher Education Traditional Route – GCSE’s, A’ levels, HE Qualification Non – Traditional route - e.g. through a Construction Apprenticeship or Vocational qualifications e.g. BTEC in Construction

5 © CITB Options to study Construction & Built Environment at HE Level HE COURSEEXAMPLE COURSES /FURTHER INFO Honours Degree (Level 6) Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying. Mostly accredited by a Professional Institutions e.g. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Foundation Degree (Level 4 - 5) Construction Operations Management, Construction & Surveying, Civil Engineering Higher National Certificate (HNC – Level 4) or Diploma (HND- Level 5) Building Studies, Construction & Built Environment NVQ Level 4 – 7Level 7 NVQ Diploma in Built Environment Design & Consultancy Practice Higher Apprenticeships Leeds College of Building are offering Higher Level Apprenticeships in Sustainable Built Environment and Facilities Management. Also Middlesex University and University of Greenwich. Some of these qualifications/programmes can be studied Part Time or Full Time and some companies will sponsor/pay for studies

6 © CITB Where can a Higher Education qualification lead you?

7 © CITB Some of the (free!) products/services/support CITB can offer you

8 © CITB Careers Progression Tool Features 150+ Construction & Built Environment careers profiles Provides objective, accurate and up to date detailed information about progression opportunities Aimed at future and existing workforces Facility to search on qualifications and skills as well as career Helps influencers communicate future construction progression options to clients Provides realistic information about sector career progression options Signposts users to other sources of more detailed information Just added case studies of 100+ role models to the Tool including many who have studied at HE level

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13 CREST Award Scheme Managed by the British Science Association Project-based awards scheme for the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) UCAS recommend that university applicants highlight their CREST award in personal statements Over 30,000 CREST Awards carried out in schools last year CITB have are worked with the British Science Association to gain BRONZE CREST Award accreditation for the ‘Sustainable Communities’ activity.

14 © CITB CITB Sustainable Communities CREST Award Aimed at students aged 11 – 19 years old Develop a housing plan for a 2000m 2 site into a housing development of 10 homes Must use at least 3 sustainable materials and at least 3 techniques which will make the homes more sustainable to run Employer led, Award starts with a construction site visit Links to BTEC Level 2 in Construction Keen to encourage more schools/colleges and employers to get involved in the scheme Please see webpage for new CREST Film:

15 © CITB Inspire Scholarship Scheme Links with employers to offer successful applicants work experience and financial support as they study for a construction related degree at University. Keen to encourage more universities and employers to engage with the scheme

16 © CITB CITB Construction Ambassador Programme - Our CITB trained Construction Ambassadors are industry professionals who can share positive experiences with people considering a career in construction or influencers e.g. careers/education professionals - Construction Ambassadors act as the face of the industry, inspire others and help them see the wide range of opportunities that construction offers - They can also challenge the stereotypes and preconceptions associated with the industry -Construction Ambassadors can be involved in a wide range of activities including delivering careers talks, supporting careers conferences, providing curriculum support and hosting construction site visits. - Many are studying or have studied at HE Level Photo – Tibby Chodha – a CITB Construction Ambassador

17 © CITB Web links & Contacts Details CITB Careers Section – Careers Progression Tool CREST – contact Andrew Bridge Inspire Scholarship Scheme Construction Ambassador Scheme Andrew Bridge, Strategic Partnership Adviser, 07788 Erika McStea, Construction Careers Adviser, Greater Merseyside and Lancashire West, 07770 994170 Sharon Mathews, Construction Careers Adviser, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and East Lancashire, 07775 010085

18 © CITB Thank you

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