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Introduction to Construction Management

Overview

The present trend is for construction firms to grow and their activities are becoming more complex. The ratio of manager to workers has increased, and there are more specialists, and many more rules and procedures.

The roles are more tightly defined, and external controls have increased. Managers require more skills and more information to be able to cope with these changes. In large organisations, the days of an individual manager running all the affairs of the concern are finished. The efficient organisation of big business now requires a co-ordinated team effort.

Learning the basic skills and knowledge of construction is vital to anyone wishing to enter the construction industry or wanting to ensure that a project they are about to start or are planning to oversee will benefit from this course.

Modules

Development and control

  • How management thinking developed
  • The position of managers
  • Organisation
  • The advantages and disadvantages of decentralisation

Leadership, communication and the performance of people

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • The performance of people

Behaviour, problem solving and managing change

  • The behaviour of individuals
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • The management of change

The management of people

  • Personnel management
  • Different types of policies
  • Manpower planning
  • Manpower development

Industrial relations, health and safety

  • Safety
  • Health
  • Protective equipment
  • Industrial relations

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

The present trend is for construction firms to grow and their activities are becoming more complex. The ratio of manager to workers has increased, and there are more specialists, and many more rules and procedures.

The roles are more tightly defined, and external controls have increased. Managers require more skills and more information to be able to cope with these changes. In large organisations, the days of an individual manager running all the affairs of the concern are finished. The efficient organisation of big business now requires a co-ordinated team effort.

Learning the basic skills and knowledge of construction is vital to anyone wishing to enter the construction industry or wanting to ensure that a project they are about to start or are planning to oversee will benefit from this course.

Modules

Development and control

  • How management thinking developed
  • The position of managers
  • Organisation
  • The advantages and disadvantages of decentralisation

Leadership, communication and the performance of people

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • The performance of people

Behaviour, problem solving and managing change

  • The behaviour of individuals
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • The management of change

The management of people

  • Personnel management
  • Different types of policies
  • Manpower planning
  • Manpower development

Industrial relations, health and safety

  • Safety
  • Health
  • Protective equipment
  • Industrial relations

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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