Building Information Modelling (BIM) Springboard

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2021.

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This part-time blended learning course at level 6 is ideal for construction industry employees to upskill in Building Information Modelling (BIM) using Autodesk® Revit®.
As the qualification is set at Level 6, it is not a prerequisite to have a formal qualification in the construction sector. It is also suitable for unemployed individuals and empowering women in the home who would have an interest and aptitude in the construction and design industry to re-enter the workplace.

The course comprises 3 units from the BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Construction and the Built Environment.
1. Building Information Modelling.
2. Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification).
3. Personal Professional Development (Work Practice)

Participants will:
• apply BIM Level 2 to meet the current needs of the construction industry.
• apply BIM processes for information management and collaborative work, ISO 19650, and a Common Data Environment.
• learn and practice the use of key BIM software,
• benefit from regular online support on BIM while in the workplace.

Blended learning course delivery will consist of online live participation weekly, and onsite participation in an Autodesk Authorised Training Center (ATC) every couple of weeks.

Classes (online/onsite) will take place one day per week over a 6 hour period. There will also be an additional evening online support session scheduled per week.

16 participants per group.
1st group classes commencing on 30/09/2020
2nd group classes commencing on 28/01/2021

Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be used by learners/tutors for the online/onsite weekly classes, notes, resources, and materials, etc. to complete the course. The initial setup period will take place onsite in the ATC, then the learner will continue their weekly classes online live through Moodle, and every couple of weeks will attend the ATC to engage with the tutors.

There is a 12-week work placement using BIM, for participants not already employed. During this, the weekly evening online tutorial session will continue to give support.

Completion Dates (including work placements and final assessments)
Group 1 completion will be May 2021
Group 2 completion will be Sept 2021

Entry Requirements

This course is ideally suited for building professionals wishing to reskill or upskill in BIM. It is open to individuals with knowledge or experience of building construction without having a formal qualification also. Participants may be employed or unemployed. Selection will be interview-based.

This is a blended learning course with online delivery, it is necessary that each participant have reliable internet access, as well as a computer/laptop meeting the minimum specifications to run Revit 2021 products.