The BSc (Hons) in Construction and Project Management, offered at University Campus Barnsley (UCB), has received approval and is now officially validated by the University of Derby.

UCB and the University of Derby have worked closely to develop the programme to ensure that it is in accordance with the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and standards of the University of Derby. The course provides students with the best possible opportunities to gain the knowledge and experience required to progress into a career within the construction and the built environment sector.

The BSc (Hons) Construction and Project Management degree, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis at UCB, is designed to provide a route into a range of professional construction careers such as construction/project management, quantity surveying, estimating, design and environmental management. Students use industry standard design software including Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) and have the option to undertake a work placement and a Diploma in Professional Practice, providing students with first-hand work experience to prepare them for the world of work after completing their degree course.

Wayne Lindley, Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Construction and Project Management degree at UCB, said: “This is a first for UCB and I am delighted for the course to be awarded validation by the University of Derby. This new collaborative partnership will provide industry and academic support for our students, helping them to develop the required industry skills to help them on their way to becoming professionals within the construction and the built environment field.”

Carleen Osborne, Head of UK Academic Partnerships at the University of Derby, added: “I am delighted with our new partnership with UCB. There are clear synergies between our two organisations, particularly in the use of ‘Real World Learning’. Our partnership with UCB is set to grow.”

Places are available on the BSc (Hons) Construction and Project Management course at UCB starting in September 2017.