Professional Skills for Construction (CertHE) | UWTSD

Our CertHE programmes have been specifically designed to give you a range of skills sought by employers when considering applications to higher and degree apprenticeships.

Course details

During your studies, you will gain the specialist and transferable skills to enable you to identify and solve real-world engineering problems and to confidently apply knowledge in a dynamic workplace environment.
  • University name: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • Intake: October, February, June
  • Course fee: £9,000 per year
  • Location: London/ Birmingham/ Swansea
  • Mode of study: Daytime: 2 day campus weekday
  • Course length: 1 year

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Course overview

The course will be delivered through a mix of online delivery, face to face theory and practical sessions. This will be delivered over three days per week in a blended learning format. Theory and practical sessions will be at UWTSD’s new Waterfront campus in Swansea.

The programme team will work with students and industrial partners to provide opportunities for students to gain work experience within a real industrial environment or within the university.


Entry requirements

We are interested in people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals with varying levels of prior experience or qualifications.


Employability skills are embedded within each of the modules of the programmes. Communication, work-place etiquette, creative problem solving, team working and practical skills are developed further throughout the programme. 

After successful completion of the Certificate of Higher Education Programmes, students may choose to stay at the University and progress onto various BEng, BSc, HND or HNC programmes.


The module assessments are comprised of coursework and practical exercises in order to closely resemble the way in which you will use knowledge and skills in the workplace.

  • Applied Analytics (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Construction Technology – Past and Present (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Digital Estimating and Measurement in Construction (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Digital Technologies (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Project Management for Construction (10 credits; compulsory)
  • Skills Development in the Workplace (30 credits; compulsory)
  • Technical Skills Development (20 credits; compulsory).