Find The Right Course

Getting on to the right course takes a lot of thought and a fair amount of effort, but with the right preparation, you can make it easy for yourself.

There are four main stages involved in the process; click on the panels below to find out more helpful advice about each stage.

The Stages

  1. Finding A Suitable Course
  2. Deciding On The Type Of Course
  3. Application
  4. Financial & Living Arrangements

Finding A Suitable Course

A good place to start is by attending a University and Further Education Road Show. These are usually arranged by UCAS or Jobscene and travel nation-wide, so there will always be one visiting a town near you! These road shows invite every university and further education college to set up an information point at the convention, where you can seek advice about the university or college and it's surrounding area as well as the course itself. It is also a great place to pick up prospectuses of institutions that interest you.

If you don't find quite the course you are looking for, or would like to look more specifically, try visiting www.ucas.co.uk for further help and guidance. The site is straightforward to use, enabling you to carry out a thorough search for a specific course or institution that will suit you.

When searching for courses, useful words and phrases to try (as well as just 'construction') include:- Building and the Environment, Building Studies, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, Surveying, Facilities/Site Management.

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