UK’s first dedicated Housebuilding Degree has just been launched by the leading housebuilder Redrow in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Coleg Cambria, one of the largest colleges in the UK.
Redrow’s team members will be the first students to start this degree programme in 2018. The length of it will be three years and it will offer its students a full overview of house building skills, including house building quality, project management, health and safety, business skills, negotiation, relevant aspects of law, mathematics, and economics. Each year they will complete six modules and in the future it will be open for other house builders as well.
There will be six block weeks of classroom teaching each year, which will be taught by LJMU’s Department of the Built Environments, Coleg Cambria, and business experts from Redrow. The rest of the time will be filled with virtual learning, practical site visits, and tutorials, which means that students can continue working with Redrow during their studies. Nominations for the programme will be made among the team members with a level three qualification or a minimum of five years in the industry.
“The development of the BSc (Hons) Construction Management in Housebuilding in conjunction with Coleg Cambria and Redrow, is an example of how the Department of Built Environment at LJMU is proactively seeking to address the education and training requirements of employers with bespoke needs. Our home undergraduate portfolio, whilst diverse, cannot fulfil the needs of all parts of the industry, and as such this type of development helps us achieve one of the Department’s long term aims, which is to provide diverse education and training at all levels, to fulfil industry requirements moving forward. The development of innovative programmes with high calibre partners will help us achieve that aim,” said Professor Alison Cotgrave, Associate Dean at the LJMU Faculty of Engineering and Technology.