Bachelor of Science in Construction Health and Safety (September 2021)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-CHS-L7-60)
Key Programme Details
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Bachelor of Science in Construction Health and Safety (Level 7, 60 ECTS)

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Built Environment

General Information
Contact

Brigid Della Pace

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

15/08/2021

Start Date

27/09/2021

End Date

31/08/2022

About this Course

Please note that this is an INTENSIVE, 90% online course with Saturday tutorials in LIT Moylish, Limerick required approx. every 4th week (TBC). Online lectures Monday - Friday with a "watch back" option. The programme will run over one year (September 2021 to August 2022 ***TBC***)

Commencing online September 2021? ***TBC**
Weekly online lectures as follows:
Monday online - 3 hours
Tuesday online - 2 hours
Wednesday online - 3 hours
Thursday online - 4 hours
Friday online - 2 hours

The aim of this programme is to give the students an academically challenging educational experience that will enable them to develop the knowledge base, professional attitudes, leadership skills, commercial awareness and the skills necessary for the management of health and safety and its associated technologies to serve both the construction industry and society.

Objectives

Upon completion the student will be a fully rounded graduate; intellectually competent to self direct their learning and fully empowered to continue their professional development

Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of a Higher Certificate (Level 6) in a relevant field or an equivalent qualification to a Higher Certificate (Level 6) with appropriate prerequisite subjects.

1. Proof of Level 6 Qualification or approved equivalent
Current CV *must be up to date
Proof of nationality ie. passport
Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under LIT’s RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

4. EXAMS: Assessment will be part continuous assessment and part end of module exam. Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. ***TBC***

5. FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €5,500. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €550. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place. ***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status**

Long Description

Please note that this is an INTENSIVE, 90% online course with Saturday tutorials in LIT Moylish, Limerick required approx. every 4th week (TBC). Online lectures Monday - Friday with a "watch back" option. The programme will run over one year (January 2020 to December 2020)

Commencing online TBC
Weekly online lectures as follows:
Monday online - 3 hours
Tuesday online - 2 hours
Wednesday online - 3 hours
Thursday online - 4 hours
Friday online - 2 hours

The aim of this programme is to give the students an academically challenging educational experience that will enable them to develop the knowledge base, professional attitudes, leadership skills, commercial awareness and the skills necessary for the management of health and safety and its associated technologies to serve both the construction industry and society.

The programme also aims to provide the student with the opportunity to develop skills for lifelong learning.

To achieve this aim, the following objectives have been set:

1. Acquisition of the skills necessary for the management of health and safety and its associated technologies.
2. Contribute to the construction process in a manner that sustains and enhances both the natural and the built environments by improving the culture of safety and imbedding an understanding and appreciation of its value.
3. The development of individual initiative, to encourage an imaginative approach to the solution of problems and to promote leadership qualities, as well as encouraging students to be successful team members and to communicate effectively.
4. The provision of a rigorous study of a broadly based core of modules.
5. The establishment of a thorough understanding of construction health and safety issues at design and site level with particular reference to site practice, design office practice, quality, safety and value for money.
6. The cultivation of a practical understanding of the construction industry and of the management of organisations and projects, having regard to the importance of buildings to clients, users and the wider community.

Modules
Sustainable Building Services 2: CONS07005 (5 Credits)
Construction Law and Supply Chain Management: LAWE07026 (10 Credits)
Advanced Construction IT: ICTH07002 (5 Credits)
Safety Technology: CONS07025 (10 Credits)
Legislation and Safety Management: LAWE07028 (10 Credits)
H&S Project Evaluation and Developmen: PJDS07057 (15 Credits)
Sustainable Construction Technology: CONS07006 (5 Credits)

Upon completion the student will be a fully rounded graduate; intellectually competent to self direct their learning and fully empowered to continue their professional development.

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status **

Timetable Info

Please note that this is an intensive, 90% online course with Saturday tutorials in LIT Moylish, Limerick required approx. every 4th week (TBC). Weekly online class from 6.30pm-9.30pm every week during the normal academic year (excluding bank holidays and normal academic holidays).

The programme will run over one year (September 2021 to August 2022) ***TBC***

Commencing Monday September ***TBC***
Monday online - 3 hours
Tuesday online - 2 hours
Wednesday online - 3 hours
Thursday online - 4 hours
Friday online - 2 hours

Delivery Location

LIT Moylish Campus in Limerick

Delivery Notes

Blended Delivery

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Brigid Della Pace

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard LIT.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing level 6 educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. LIT will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €550 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc. Dated within the last month.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice. Dated within the last month.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Download here and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: Assessment will be part continuous assessment and part end of module exam. Please note that the Exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm .***TBC***

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €5,500. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €550.00. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***