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BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING

We believe these new and innovative qualifications provide the most inclusive and cost-effective qualifications available for a new Built Environment curriculum, preserving the necessary rigour for stretching the highest attaining candidates. In addition, there is a clear intention to reduce the bureaucratic overhead on teachers while preserving the benefits of coursework for motivating learners and dealing validly with recognition of practical competence in what are essentially practical, technical and vocational skills and activities. We have demonstrated that we can provide Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications that are accessible to all learners while still differentiating the top performing students. This enables a clear progression route for the weakest mainstream learners through to identifying those that are likely to be successful in academic A levels and beyond into the associated professions.

LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE

Examined course

TLM Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment. (RQF) is a qualification that offers teachers and learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge fundamental to successful engagement in the professional aspects of the Construction and Built Environment sector of industry. The qualifications enable coverage of a wide range of general knowledge, understanding and competences. At Level 1 these will support all by leaving progression routes open to Level 2 and Level 3 that will benefit any young person aspiring to progress to a professional career.

Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 16
Mandatory Units: 

  • UNIT 1 -  Defining a sustainable construction project (3 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 2 -  Roles in Construction Teams (7 CREDIT)
  • UNIT 3 -  Producing a Technical Design for a Construction Project and Sharing Information (3 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 4 -  Planning, Costing and Presenting a Sustainable Building Project (3 CREDITS)

GLH

120

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment

OPERATIONAL DATE

01-Sep-2014

FUNDED

NO

GRADING SCALE

P/M/D/D*

SPECIFICATION:
The qualification at Level 1 has two assessment components both of which cover the full content of the qualifications.

  1. Coursework assessed in terms of competence in practical areas where knowledge and understanding can be applied in real and motivating contexts.
  2. An externally set and externally marked examination to assess knowledge and understanding that underpins user competence.

The Level 1 qualification is unit based and consist of 4 units. Units have credit values in the regulatory qualifications framework (RQF). 16 credits are needed for the coursework equating to 120 Guided Learning Hours. One delivery strategy is to teach over 3 or 4 years starting with level 1 and building to the highest performance possible at level 2.

All candidates must complete the coursework before being eligible to take the exam. This provides an incentive to complete the coursework and makes it less likely that those sitting an exam are ill prepared.

The Level 1 certificate is graded across 4 levels, pass for completing the coursework to the level 1 standard, pass with merit for achieving 50% or more marks in the examination, pass with distinction for achieving 70% or more marks in the examination and pass with distinction* for achieving 90% or more of the marks in the examination.

 

TLM Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (RQF) - Handbook

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE

Examined course

TLM Level 1 and Level 2 Certificates in Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment. (RQF) is a qualification that offers teachers and learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and knowledge fundamental to successful engagement in the professional aspects of the Construction and Built Environment sector of industry. The qualifications enable coverage of a wide range of general knowledge, understanding and competences. At Level 1 these will support all by leaving progression routes open to Level 2 and Level 3 that will benefit any young person aspiring to progress to a professional career.

Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 16
Mandatory Units: 

  • UNIT 1 -  Defining a Sustainable Construction Project (5 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 2 -  Developing a Sustainable Construction Project (4 CREDIT)
  • UNIT 3 -  Delivering a Sustainable Construction Project (4 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 4 -  Evaluating a Sustainable Construction Project (3 CREDITS)

GLH

120

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Written Examination

OPERATIONAL DATE

01-Sep-2013

FUNDED

NO

GRADING SCALE

A*/A/B/C

SPECIFICATION:
The qualification at Level 2 has two assessment components both of which cover the full content of the qualifications.

  1. Coursework assessed in terms of competence in practical areas where knowledge and understanding can be applied in real and motivating contexts.
  2. An externally set and externally marked examination to assess knowledge and understanding that underpins user competence. This also covers all aspects.
The Level 2 qualification is unit based and consist of 4 units. Units have credit values in the regulatory qualifications framework (RQF). 16 credits are needed for the coursework equating to 120 Guided Learning Hours. One delivery strategy is to teach over 3 or 4 years starting with level 1 and building to the highest performance possible at level 2.
All candidates must complete the coursework before being eligible to take the exam. This provides an incentive to complete the coursework and makes it less likely that those sitting an exam are ill prepared.
The Level 2 certificate is graded across 4 levels from A*- C with A* the highest grade equating to 80%+ of the available marks and grade C equating to a minimum of 50%.
Link to the 4 mandatory units

TLM Level 3 Qualifications in Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (RQF) - Handbook

 

LEVEL 3 AWARD

The purpose of this qualification is to recognise learning at Level 3 that is relevant to the design, engineering and construction of buildings with a specific emphasis on environmental sustainability. It is suitable for anyone that is interested in working in the construction industry but especially those that want to get a taste of work in professions such as architecture, surveying, civil engineering and facilities management. Even for those not going into employment in the construction industry, the qualification will provide an insight into how their environment is constructed and the decisions that need to be taken to get a building project under way. You will need to be competent in Mathematics and English at least at GCSE grade C level and in ICT User Skills at Level 2 to be able to access this course. Although not essential, having the Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (QCF) Level 2 qualification will be a distinct advantage, as will having achieved the award at Level 3.

Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 12
Mandatory Units: 

  • UNIT 1 -  Defining a Sustainable Construction Project (12 CREDITS)

GLH

60

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Coursework, E-assessment, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment

OPERATIONAL DATE

01-Oct-2013

FUNDED

YES

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE

Examined course

The purpose of this qualification is to recognise learning at Level 3 that is relevant to the design, engineering and construction of buildings with a specific emphasis on environmental sustainability. It is suitable for anyone that is interested in working in the construction industry, but especially those that want to get a taste of work in professions such as; architecture, surveying, civil engineering and facilities management. Even for those not going into employment in the construction industry, the qualification will provide an insight into how their environment is constructed and the decisions that need to be taken to get a building project under way. You will need to be competent in Mathematics and English at least at GCSE grade C level and in ICT User Skills at Level 2 to be able to access this course. Although not essential, having the Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (QCF) Level 2 qualification will be a distinct advantage, as will having achieved the award at Level 3.

Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 30
Mandatory Units: 

  • UNIT 1 -  Defining a Sustainable Construction Project (12 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 3 -  Support Design, Structural and Services aspects of a Sustainable Construction Project (8 CREDITS)

GLH

180

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Written Examination

OPERATIONAL DATE

01-Sep-2013

FUNDED

YES

GRADING SCALE

A*/A/B/C/D/E

SPECIFICATION:

The qualification at Level 3 has two assessment components both of which cover the full content of the qualifications.

  1. Coursework assessed in terms of competence in practical areas where knowledge and understanding can be applied in real and motivating contexts.
  2. An externally set and externally marked examination to assess knowledge and understanding that underpins user competence. This also covers all aspects.
The qualification is unit based. The Certificate consists of three units. Each unit has a credit value in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is expected to be supported with 60 Guided Learning Hours. 30 credits for the Certificate equating to 180 GLH.

Coursework contributes 30 marks in the Certificate. The examination is worth 70 marks. To pass the Certificate with a grade E candidates need to achieve 20 marks in the examination on top of the 30 acquired from the coursework, grade D when they achieve 25 marks, grade C for 30 marks, grade B 40 marks, grade A, 45 marks and grade A* for 50 marks. This equates to 50% through to 80% of the marks in the qualification as a whole.
Candidates will be provided with their marks as well as their grades. Candidates can take the examination when their assessors judge that they are ready and when they have completed the coursework to a Level 3 standard across the required units.

Recommend Units 1, 2 and 3.

TLM Level 3 Qualifications in Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (RQF) - Handbook

 

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA

Examined course

The purpose of this qualification is to recognise learning at Level 3 that is relevant to the design, engineering and construction of buildings with a specific emphasis on environmental sustainability. It is suitable for anyone that is interested in working in the construction industry but especially those that want to get a taste of work in professions such as architecture, surveying, civil engineering and facilities management. Even for those not going into employment in the construction industry, the qualification will provide an insight into how their environment is constructed and the decisions that need to be taken to get a building project under way. You will need to be competent in Mathematics and English at least at GCSE grade C level and in ICT User Skills at Level 2 to be able to access this course. Although not essential, having the Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (QCF) Level 2 qualification will be a distinct advantage, as will having achieved the award at Level 3.

Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 50
Mandatory Units: 

  • UNIT 1 -  Defining a Sustainable Construction Project (12 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 2 -  Developing a Sustainable Construction Project (10 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 3 -  Support Design, Structural and Services aspects of a Sustainable Construction Project (8 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 4 -  Lifecycle and Financial Planning for a Sustainable Construction Project (10 CREDITS)
  • UNIT 5 - Evaluating and Documenting a Sustainable Construction Project (10 CREDITS)

GLH

300

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Written Examination

OPERATIONAL DATE

01-Oct-2013

FUNDED

YES

GRADING SCALE

A*/A/B/C/D/E

SPECIFICATION:

The qualification at Level 3 has two assessment components both of which cover the full content of the qualifications.

  1. Coursework assessed in terms of competence in practical areas where knowledge and understanding can be applied in real and motivating contexts.
  2. An externally set and externally marked examination to assess knowledge and understanding that underpins user competence. This also covers all aspects.

The qualification is unit based. The Certificate consists of three units. Each unit has a credit value in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is expected to be supported with 60 Guided Learning Hours. 30 credits for the Certificate equating to 180 GLH.
Coursework contributes 30 marks in the Certificate. The examination is worth 70 marks. To pass the Certificate with a grade E candidates need to achieve 20 marks in the examination on top of the 30 acquired from the coursework, grade D when they achieve 25 marks, grade C for 30 marks, grade B 40 marks, grade A, 45 marks and grade A* for 50 marks. This equates to 50% through to 80% of the marks in the qualification as a whole.
Candidates will be provided with their marks as well as their grades. Candidates can take the examination when their assessors judge that they are ready and when they have completed the coursework to a Level 3 standard across the required units.

TLM Level 3 Qualifications in Designing, Engineering and Constructing a Sustainable Built Environment (RQF) - Handbook

 

WHY CHOOSE THIS QUALIFICATION?

  • Devised in consultation with leading industry consultants, professional bodies and universities.
  • Clear and flexible unit based structure referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
  • Straightforward assessment of competence in real rather than contrived contexts.
  • Grading through controlled exams introduced progressively from KS3 to KS4.
  • Provides a focus for continuing professional development for teachers through moderation/verification feedback.
  • Moderation on demand, no restrictive moderation windows.
  • Feedback offered on any evidence submitted. TLM are willing to communicate with assessors with guidance on how to improve learners work.
  • Three examination opportunities per year.
  • Use of open source cloud based technologies to reduce costs and add value for schools.
  • The online TLM Markbook is invaluable in tracking students' progress.
  • Use of open source cloud based technologies to reduce costs and add value for schools.
  • Reduced bureaucracy for teachers and flexibility for them to target specific interests.

The qualification content has been designed for use in schools by referencing it to the new National Curriculum programmes and testing it against similar assessments carried out in current Level 2 qualifications. It is also designed to enable learners to meet the needs of employers, through consultation with leading built environment and engineering consultancies, progressive universities and professional bodies representing a wide section of the industry. Guidance for coursework is aligned with the CBI employment criteria. Guidance takes into account the lack of experience of many teachers in this area ensuring that the most academically able can be stretched and routed to appropriate academic progression at Level 3. Strong industry support provides great potential for staff development, keeping teachers up to date in what is still a rapidly changing sector. Unlike purely academic qualifications, regular reference is made to practical skills and standards and the use of real equipment and technology rather than simulations or generic terms only. There is an emphasis on increasing understanding of the importance of collaborative working systems in keeping with recent Cabinet Office policy and the Government Industrial Strategy 2025.

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