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Work Based Learning Programme

Programme Description

LIT has traditionally accommodated graduates from other institutes with Diplomas/Degrees in construction/civil engineering to enter the Honours Degree programme during the placement year. It should however be noted that a significant number of Level 7 graduates have gone to the UK in the past to complete an Honours Degree in the universities there. Employers have expressed concern with this trend in the outflow of available construction/ civil personnel.

Following discussions with a number of employers, LIT has developed a work based learning programme specifically designed to enable these Level 7 graduates to achieve their goal of an Honours Degree through a flexible and employer friendly mode of delivery.

 

Aim

The aim of the Work Based Learning Programme is to increase the opportunity for industry based Degree (Level 7) graduates to progress to a BSc Honours in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, or Civil Engineering Management.

 

How does it work?

The Degree (Level 7) qualified graduate registers on the BSc Honours programme in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, or Civil Engineering Management for Year 3, subject to minimum entry requirements. You are at all times a full-time registered learner with LIT. This programme provides a flexible learning mode for Degree (Level 7) graduates to achieve an Honours Degree award and participate in relevant flexible employment, if they so desire.

 

First:

You complete the normal active learning programme for Year 3 with your placement employer. You can participate during the placement year in a series of workshops, lectures, tutorials, tutor support services i.e. distance learning, formative assessment etc. to help you develop, in part, some of your final year submissions, assessments and your dissertation.

 

Then:

During the final year you can attend as normal as a full-time learner at LIT and submit all required coursework, dissertation, projects and complete examinations during the final year of your programme. (For example this option can be used where your employment has ended and cannot find alternative employment).
OR
After having developed and studied some of the final year material you may complete your award year through a flexible programme of lectures and tutorials in terms of location and timing to suit candidates.

 

Finally:

Once you have fulfilled the academic requirements and assessments for the award year you may be able to balance a reasonable level of flexible employment with your employer on a negotiated and realistic basis.

 

For Further information

Contact: School of the Built Environment

Tel: 061 208858

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