LJMU offering new construction course

Michael Hunt

Construction professionals across the UK are being invited to sign up to a new university course.

Academics from Liverpool John Moores University and people working in the industry have designed the new course, called A Sustainable Built Environment, which aims to fit in and around people's workload and begins in September this year.

The course is being delivered by senior lecturer Larry Wilkinson, former managing director at construction company Kier Northwest, and Andy Ross, head of post graduate and collaborative programmes at the school of the built environment at LJMU.

Wilkinson said: "Sustainability in the building industry is fast becoming a priority as legislation tightens from both the UK Government and Europe. Politicians recognise much of the wastefulness in the construction environment and there is a fast-growing appetite for change."

Wilkinson added that the course can be taken in sections, with participants achieving a Continuing Personal Development certification by completing one module, which normally takes three months, a Post Graduate Certificate by completing three modules, a Post Graduate Diploma by completing six modules or an MSc [master's degree] by completing six modules and a dissertation which can be achieved in two years.

The course has been funded by the North West Development Agency through the higher level skills partnership project managed by the North West Universities Association.

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