24th August 2000

 

CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS TO GAIN RECOGNITION

 

Professionals with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the design and construction of buildings can now earn a qualification at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside with minimal attendance at university.

 

The university’s new Work Based Learning Degree gives recognition of the skills and knowledge acquired while employed. By utilising projects carried out in the workplace, a qualification can be obtained whilst continuing in full-time employment.

 

The university offers a choice of a certificate or diploma of higher education or a degree which will lead on to chartered status.

 

“Those with computers can study at home using the university’s pioneering Virtual Campus accessed via the Internet,” commented George Clark of the Hull School of Architecture. “This reduces costs and travelling expenses which might discourage potential students from enrolling.”

 

The School of Architecture will give exemption for previous qualifications or past experience to allow students to join the course at an advanced level.

 

Study can be at a pace to suit the individual’s circumstances, thereby eliminating the pressure of rigid deadlines, Mr Clark said.  Times and locations can also be negotiated to suit the individual.

 

“The degree and other qualifications open the door for career advancement and provide the confidence needed to prove competence and ability,” said Mr Clark.

 

The new Construction Management Work Based Degree commences next month with fees equivalent to a maximum of £20 per week over the period of study.

 

For further details of courses available contact Erica Caley on 01482 462017.

 

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For more information on this press release contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042