Construction services company ISG and examination board WJEC have developed a new construction qualification that is scheduled to debut in the House of Commons.
The course is scheduled to be launched at an event hosted by Labour MP Christina Ree. It is the first Applied Diploma in Professional Construction Practice in the UK and aimed at students who would typically confine their studies to key STEM subjects. The goal of this new Professional Construction Practice (PCP) course is to improve the perception of the construction industry and make it easier for young people to advance to Level 4 built environment qualifications.
The new construction qualification is worth the equivalent of an A-Level, or up to 56 UCAS points. It explores modern practices in construction management, such as the innovation, technologies, and behaviours that enable the delivery of iconic and world-class buildings.