A £103 billion industry in the UK, the construction sector employs millions of people. The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the industry’s professional body, offers chartered membership, accreditation and qualifications to those either entering or looking to progress their career in Construction Management, with a wide range of career paths available.
Why should you consider furthering your education in Construction Management?
If you’ve built up on-the-job training over years of experience in the construction industry as a Site Supervisor or Project Manager, you may be questioning whether further education is the best route to take, and whether the benefits would be worthwhile. These are just a few of the ways that investing in further education can bring long-term benefits both for your own career development, and for the good of the construction sector as a whole:
- Improve your skills. Training can help you refine and build on the skills you have developed, improving the quality of your work and opening up new career paths.
- Keep up with digital technology. The rapid changes and improvements in digital technology have a huge impact on design and build developments, so it’s imperative to keep up to date with the latest and up and coming technologies, to help improve the way we work, and the quality of production.
- Reduce your carbon footprint. As with all sectors, we in the construction sector have a responsibility to work ethically, considering the impact on our environment and reducing our carbon footprint in every way possible. Further construction management education courses incorporate ethical working and the adoption of environmentally friendly practices to ensure this is adopted as a matter of course throughout the sector.
- Help expand the construction industry. Although the sector has seen huge growth over recent years, the rate of expansion is being threatened by the lack of a skilled construction workforce entering the sector. There is a huge demand for those skilled in Construction Management to help progress and grow a sector that is a key contributor to the UK economy.
Construction Management career paths and qualifications available
There are a number of routes available to further your Construction Management career and achieve MCIOB accreditation, whether you’re a graduate or have years of experience in the industry:
- If you’re entering the construction industry for the first time, an HND in Construction and the Built Environment can kick-start your career in Construction Management.
- If you are a Manager with at least 5 years’ experience or hold a technical qualification (BTEC, HND, HNC), the Chartered Membership Programme provides a one-year course of both distance and classroom learning. The CMP covers the knowledge and skills essential for middle and senior management roles, including commercial practice, health and safety and construction technology.
- If you have 3 or more years’ experience and hold a recognised industry-specific honours degree, you may be eligible to go straight to the Professional Review, achieving chartered construction manager status within 12 weeks of application.
Enhance your Construction Career with Skills4Stem Ltd
A global training provider, Skills4Stem Ltd employ practitioners from the sector, sharing their knowledge and skills through flexible, CIOB accredited courses. We use a blended learning approach to combine classroom learning with interactive webinars and online learning, ensuring a modern, adaptable approach to learning.
If you’re looking to enhance your career in Construction Management, Skills4Stem can provide the training you need, utilising your experience and qualifications to advise on the best path for you. Contact us to find out more about what we can do to help you advance your Construction Management career.