Certificate in Construction Site Management

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 30*
  • Course Code SG_SCONS_N07
  • Award Minor Award
  • Duration 1 Year

Course Summary

The certificate in Construction Site Management has been developed to provide a progression route for those with a level 6 trade cert or other construction related level 6 into Construction Management. The course is focused on the skills Construction Managers need in the areas of Site Management, Project Feasibility, Planning and Control and Contract Administration and Procurement. The course also through Building Surveying provides the site manager with a practical knowledge of good site practices to mitigate against building defects and also covers good site practices when building and renovating to Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard.

Delivered fully online part-time, over 1 academic year the course provides the opportunity for career progression in that it contains 30 out of the 60 credits needed to complete the professionally accredited BSc in Construction Management. Graduates from the programme may elect to complete the additional 30 credits of the Digital Construction Technology course and in doing so attain the BSc in Construction Management and in doing so gain membership of the professional body, CIOB.

The Certificate in Construction Site Management is delivered online through distance learning utilising a combination of live lectures, which are also recorded and blended learning techniques. This enables learners to work at their own pace and fit in their coursework around their existing work commitments and lifestyle. Course content and lecture material are uploaded to our Moodle course management system. The course is delivered online and can be taken totally from your own home with no requirement to visit the ATU Sligo's campus including examinations which can also be undertaken online or on campus.

Key Course Information

Study hours: It is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. It is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online programmes, required hours will be reflective of your experience and will require additional focus around exam time.

Live Lectures: Live lectures normally take place between 6pm and 10pm, two evenings per week but this may vary depending on the availability of specific lecturers. If the Live Classroom scheduled times for the live online lectures do not suit you, recordings will be made available through Moodle.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a Higher Certificate Level 6 in a construction related discipline. Those who do not meet the direct entry requirement but have significant industry experience or a Senior Craft Certificate (merit award) and industry experience may seek entry through RPL.

Graduates who have not obtained this minimum may incorporate other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience and apply for assessment via the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work or career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions.sligo@atu.ie.

If you have qualifications from outside Ireland you should check out the International Qualifications Database for further information. Click on here for further information.

Career Opportunities

This programme is focused on key areas of expertise for Site Managers including areas project feasibility & planning, time and cost control, site management, contract administration and Procurement. It also has a focus on good site practice and quality control required in meeting requirements of nZEB and passive building standards for retrofits and new builds. The programme is aimed at enabling those industry professionals who currently hold an NFQ level 6 construction related qualification such as a trade or cert acquire the technical knowledge they require to progress in their profession and academically.

Further Study

Graduates, with a pass grade in this programme may complete the Certificate in Digital Construction Technology L7 after, which on completion they will have successfully completed all modules of and be entitled to the awards of BSc in Construction Management L7.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2024/25 Fees

Total Programme Fee: €3,400

To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage

If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.

For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.

If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage