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Fire extinguisher - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course provides training in the use of different types of fire extinguishers and the protocol of tackling a fire. [+]

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This course provides training in the use of different types of fire extinguishers and the protocol of tackling a fire. What you will Learn Fire Extinguishers Pre-Engagement Action Using a Fire Extinguisher [-]

Asbestos Awareness - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course covers all areas of asbestos awareness and is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades. The course consists of 4 modules with questions at the end. The modules cover areas such as recognising asbestos, where it is used, minimising the risks and legislation about working with asbestos. [+]

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Asbestos is probably the most dangerous building material ever used. Every year thousands of people fall ill and die because of exposure to asbestos and it was widely used by the construction industry right up until the year 2000. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 apply to employers, employees, self employed persons and duty holders and cover all work with asbestos containing materials. Regulation 10 of CAR states that every employer must ensure that adequate information, instruction and training is given to employees who are liable to be exposed to asbestos. This includes maintenance workers and others who may come into contact with or disturb asbestos. This course covers all areas of asbestos awareness and is designed for anyone who may come into contact with asbestos in their work. Most commonly, that includes builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other building related and maintenance trades. The course consists of 4 modules with questions at the end. The modules cover areas such as recognising asbestos, where it is used, minimising the risks and legislation about working with asbestos. What you will Learn / Course Modules Properties and Risks of Asbestos Exposure Different Types of Asbestos Avoiding the Risks from Asbestos An Outline of Asbestos Legislation [-]

Basic Fire Awareness - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 - 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff. Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace. [+]

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Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff. Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace. Basic Fire Safety Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). This course will provide candidates with a general understanding of basic fire awareness including what should be done in the event of a fire, how to prevent a fire occurring and a basic introduction of the protocol of extinguishing a fire. It is a cost effective way for employers to fulfil their legal obligation to provide their employees with the necessary understanding of fire awareness. What you will Learn Chemistry of Fire Common Causes of Fire Basic Safety Features in Buildings Introduction to Fire Extinguishers What to do in Cases of Fire? [-]

Basic Fire Awareness Care Home - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 - 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff. Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace. [+]

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Current legislation, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff. Our online fire safety training courses are aimed at all employees to assist them in identifying and reducing the risk that fire presents in the workplace. Basic Fire Safety Duration: 60 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). This course will provide candidates with a general understanding of basic fire awareness in care homes including what should be done in the event of a fire, how to prevent a fire occurring and a basic introduction of the protocol of extinguishing a fire. It is a cost effective way for employers to fulfil their legal obligation to provide their employees with the necessary understanding of fire awareness. What you will Learn Chemistry of Fire Common Causes of Fire Basic Safety Features in Buildings Introduction to Fire Extinguishers What to do in Cases of Fire? [-]

Abrasive Wheels - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work. There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. [+]

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This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work. There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing. Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery. This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, Storage and handling and much more. What you will Learn / Course Modules Introducing Abrasive Wheels The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels Abrasive Wheel Safety Safe Speeds Other Wheel Markings Storage and Handling Checking and Testing Training and Certification Inspections [-]

Global BIM Management (Building Information Modeling)

Zigurat E-Learning | Escuela de Ingenieria y Arquitectura
Online Full time 16 months May 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Global BIM Management Certification Program is one of the most advanced professional certification programs in the world for BIM Managers. This program has an international demand catered to the needs of professionals in the more than 20 sectors in the AECO industry. Zigurat provides our participants with the tools and advanced skills to become leaders with advanced methodologies in BIM implementation. Learn about BIM Management in construction projects and gain leadership skills by working in high performance teams from all around the world. [+]

Behind every great building there are professionals whose job it is to introduce concept methodologies into a building construction plans needed to turn a project into a success. BIM is changing the way projects evolve around the world, how they advance and conclude, whether it is in an entire project or a specific BIM implementation plan in a big or small company. This emerging practice is the result of progress in the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations) industry, requiring new mindsets, processes and technological proficiency to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control. This global certification program is developed together with BIM Freelance (our academic partners) leading BIM practitioners, professors and architectural firms with a long history in BIM implementation, counting more than 20 years of experience in the AECO industry. The range of professionals/professors who teach is very wide, from lecturers from the Americas (there is, also, a big number Brazil), Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa. This program is designed to prepare architecture, engineering and construction professionals. Participants may have various levels of experience to successfully learn BIM, implement it and work in a highly effective team with other professionals in the AECO industry. Applicants can expect more than 600 hours of live streaming, recorded lectures, class instructions, project training, case studies and methodologies. All of these are performed over the course of the program (which are virtually enhanced to prepare you for real projects) working with participants from all around the world. After a successful completion of 5 editions for the LATAM/Spanish market and 2 editions for Portugal and Brazil, BIM Freelance has grown globally due to an immense demand – It is with this 1st edition of the Global BIM Management Certification Program, that they fulfill their aspiration and their followers’ urge, to further develop their BIM expertise with dozens of hand picked professionals ready to help them, who are the professors for the Global BIM Management Certification Program. Nº 1 REFERENCED BIM MANAGER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD A Global BIM Management Certification Program minimizes the time you spend away from work while maximizing your learning experience Our program is taught in 3 different languages: English, Spanish & Portuguese 600 hours of a 1 year certification program 1 week (optional) presencial participant summit 100+ global professors from 15+ countries 400+ newly qualified BIM Managers a year Participants from 40+ countries + 150 international teams 4 principal courses: Revit, ArchiCAD, AECOsim, Allplan 24+ softwares taught 100+ collaborative companies & 10+ partnerships 250+ job offers accepted within 6 months of completing the program RESULTS The Global BIM Management Certification Program prepares the participants to lead a new business paradigm in the AECO industry. During this program, participants learn how to handle the newest digital tools, that can be applied for the design, construction and maintenance of buildings. This is achieved under an integrated practice of IPD – Integrated Project Delivery. In collaboration with multidisciplinary partners worldwide, numerous international real projects are accomplished, with the benefit of different servers (for Revit, ArchiCAD, Allplan and AECOsim) and a platform for Project Management. In addition to this, participants learn how to implement and manage BIM systems in high-performance teams, being small businesses (Little BIM) or large corporations (Big BIM). The goal of this program is to fully certify and authorize participants in the field of BIM Management, designed for architects and engineers that have background knowledge in building projects. With this advanced education, participants will be trained to support, work and lead in the following: Architecture firms, Engineering firms, Contractors, Subcontractors, Real Estates, Building Manufacturers, Public Administrations, Educational Institutions, Marketing and Sales companies and many other. A Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager oversees BIM engineers and constructors, working directly with a project management team in developing and updating 3D models through a project’s lifecycle. A BIM Manager must detect any challenges before they become an issue as well as to keep costs down, improve an overall workflow and efficiency. Also, all elements of the model are to be in accordance with the BIM Project Execution Plan (BEP), which includes the setup and development. Having the know-how of model-based delivery and task automation, BIM Managers are responsible for a technical administration and project performance. A BIM Manager works extensively with all the stakeholders of a building project: Owners Developers Architects Constructor Managers and Project Managers Contractors and Subcontractors Designers Facility Managers Other Specialists CAREER PROSPECTS The building industry is an extremely broad field, encompassing large numbers of apprenticeships, skilled and managerial construction trade occupations for you to choose from. There are numerous examples of professionals who got promoted or enjoyed wider job opportunities after completing global BIM management certification program. [-]

British College of Interior Design - Professional Interior Design Course

Australian News & Features Service
Online Part time 12 - 24 weeks January 2017 Australia Sydney

The Professional Interior Design Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as an interior designer. The course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full or part time career as a professional interior designer or to use your skills as a profitable sideline. [+]

Top Online Courses in Building Services. About the Course The Professional Interior Design Course has been designed to provide you with the professional skills required to succeed as an interior designer. The course offers you a unique opportunity to develop a full or part time career as a professional interior designer or to use your skills as a profitable sideline. At the outset, it is important to understand that this course is not simply about the theory of interior design. It’s also about practical work in interior design, meeting client’s needs, marketing your services and being paid for your design skills. In essence, this course is about interior design for profit. Each week, thousands of potential clients whether for home or business, require the skills offered by the interior designer. These are for new homes, offices and commercial interiors – for renovations, makeovers and pre-sale inspections. These needs are fulfilled by the professional interior designer. What makes a successful interior designer? Stated simply, they know how to go about it. In constructing this course, the British College of Interior Design has created one of the few opportunities for those not currently involved in the industry to become paid professionals, with a range of interior design work opportunities at their fingertips. When you complete this course you will have the knowledge and skills to start your own interior design consultancy, to work as a freelance interior designer, or to seek work in the many businesses and industries associated with interior design. You’ll find the interior designer at work in thousands of homes and businesses. They are choosing functional lighting, furniture, fabrics and window treatments. They are adding wall and floor coverings and choosing colour and decorative options. They are meeting with clients, contractors and suppliers. Private clients, businesses, builders, architects and real estate agents have an ongoing need for design skills. There are literally dozens of income-producing opportunities for the knowledgeable interior designer. In short, the Professional Interior Design Course takes you through every aspect of the profession – from developing design concepts and turning them into reality, through to the business of selling your design skills and services. You provide the interest in interior design and the willingness to learn, while the British College of Interior Design provides you with the practical knowledge and skills. You will soon be ready to take your first steps into the exciting and challenging world of interior design. Enjoy the journey! What you will learn This interior design course will teach you all the most important aspects of interior design. This interior design course presents fundamental design concepts and explores all aspects of the interior – human factors, building structure and technology, environmental and other building systems, contextual issues, design theories and methods, and communication. You’ll also discover the many aspects of human occupation of interior space and how lifestyles and social preferences affect interior design. You’ll learn about design theory and history, design communications, design research and the science of interior space. You’ll also learn how to analyse clients’ needs, develop appropriate design concepts and manage the finishing of interior spaces. How the course is structured The Professional Interior Design Course is provided by distance learning, online. The course comprises 12 in-depth tutorials delivered to you by email, over 12 or 24 weeks. However, your course is self-paced and you may take as long as two years to complete your assignments and graduate from the course. Having said this, remember deadlines are always important to the professional interior designer. During your course you will be instructed in all aspects of interior design by a team of Britain’s, and the world’s leading interior designers, design writers and manufacturers of design materials. As you progress through the course you will be learning about the actual market place for your design skills, how to go about creating functional and appealing design concepts, selling your services and tricks of the trade to ensure your success. From your first assignment, you are working with your specially assigned tutor towards commencing your own freelance design consultancy and being paid for your efforts. This course has been specifically designed with our student’s work and family commitments in mind. Our assignments have no due dates, so you can simply hand in your work when you are ready. If you find yourself stuck on an assignment, we have a large collection of assignment examples and resources to use as a guide for your own work. If you are having difficulty in a certain area, or if other commitments are intruding upon your time, the facility also exists to hold further tutorials until you are ready to continue. Simply email the College and request a new delivery schedule. One of the most important aspects of the course is its British focus. Although the principles of interior design are similar the world over, this course concerns itself specifically with the British aspects of design. It’s this direction and emphasis that will greatly help to ensure your success. [-]

FdSc Foundation Degree Surveying Practice

The College of Estate Management CEM
Online Full time 2 - 3 years March 2017 United Kingdom Reading

Our new Foundation Degree Surveying Practice is the first online foundation degree in surveying in the UK. It is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of surveying. [+]

FdSc Foundation Degree Surveying Practice Our new Foundation Degree Surveying Practice is the first online foundation degree in surveying in the UK. It is designed to give you a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of surveying. It offers the opportunity of an advanced entry route into our bachelor's degree programmes and application for membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The Foundation Degree is recognised by RICS for AssocRICS Membership. The surveying profession offers a wide range of career opportunities within real estate management, valuation, investment, quantity surveying, building surveying, and property/ land development. Why study this course? The Foundation Degree requires up to two and a half years of study. It is very competitively priced at £600 per module, and allows students to combine work with study. With the credits from your existing Foundation Degree counting towards our RICS accredited bachelor's degree, it means you can achieve the entire qualification for less than £17k - offering an accessible education and great value for money. It will provide you with a firm foundation for a rewarding career in the property and construction industries. It will appeal to those of you with limited academic qualifications who want an internationally recognised surveying degree. Please note that you can choose to study just one module per semester if you are concerned about the time commitment. Students who have been away from school/college for a long while may prefer to study a 'taster module' in the first instance. This is the only UK accredited online foundation degree that you can study wherever in the world you are based. Our flexible learning opportunities mean you don't need to travel to college or university and you can study at work or at home, at weekends and in the evening as best suits your lifestyle. Watch a recording from our recent introduction to the Foundation Programme webinar. What you'll study You will study 13 modules including a number of options which enable you to focus on your preferred specialism. These include building surveying, quantity surveying, property management, valuation and residential. Your work will be assessed through coursework and examinations. This course provides a foundation level qualification, developed to meet the requirements of employers in the property, construction and building surveying professions. You will acquire knowledge of the built environment sector and develop practical skills suitable for the workplace. You will gain a higher education qualification recognised by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building** (CIOB) for the associate membership grade. The links below show three possible pathways through the Foundation Degree, including progression on to the bachelor's degree. If you are unsure which pathway is best for you, please speak to the Course Leader to discuss your options. Foundation Degree - Building Surveying Path Foundation Degree - Quantity Surveying Path Foundation Degree - Real Estate Path Summary Award: Foundation Degree Surveying Practice (FdSc) Duration: 2.5 years Time commitment: 15 hours of the time commitment is study and 15 hours is learning at work - dependent on prior knowledge, experience and prior academic achievement. Fees: Stage 1 (1 year) - 6 modules @ £600 = £3,600 Stage 2 (1 year) - 6 modules @ £600 = £3,600 Stage 3 (0.5 years) - £1, 800 Total course fee: £9,000 *Our fees are reviewed annually, but any increases are subject to our price cap promise. See Fees & Funding for further details. Application and start dates: Apply by 03 March to start 31 March 2015 Please note that we plan to apply at the next opportunity to have the Foundation Programme designated for loans from the Student Loans Company, so that eligible students can take advantage of the student finance system. We hope to have course designation in place in time for the second intake which starts on 31 March 2015, subject to prompt approval of our application. Award Details Award: FdSc Duration: 2.5 years by supported online learning Time commitment: 15 hours of the time commitment is study and 10 hours is learning at work - dependent on prior knowledge, experience and prior academic achievement. Recognition Recognised by RICS (AssocRICS) ** Recognition by CIOB (ACIOB) in progress. Entry requirements You will typically be at least 18 years of age and have GCSE English & Mathematics at Grade C or better (or equivalent). Consideration will be given for relevant experience. If you don't have these GCSEs or are under the age of 18, please contact the Course Leader to discuss your application. Progression Once you are awarded the Foundation Degree, you will be eligible to progress to one of our bachelor's programmes at an enhanced entry point. Our bachelor's degrees are accredited by RICS and provide access to the fastest route to Chartered Surveyor status. You will also become part of our worldwide Alumni Association, providing opportunities for networking, CPD and career development. Assessment Course assessment will be based on coursework, examination and work-based projects. In your final semester you will undertake a consultancy assignment designed to address a real issue in your workplace. Some assessment elements will be online. [-]