These qualifications will often be delivered alongside other construction related qualifications eg apprenticeships, Level 3 Technical Levels. Although the qualifications are specific to the Construction and Built Environment industries, centres should allow for contextualisation to local markets. Discussions, seminar presentations and the use of personal and/or industrial experience will all be valuable to develop an understanding of the purpose of BIM. It will not be software specific.
The fundamentals of BIM could be delivered over one or two days or as a series of short sessions through lectures and research using the Internet. The implementation of BIM could be delivered over one week (or 10 days part-time).
A project based approach to delivery, using input from the construction industry, would allow learners to understand the application of the unit content across all phases of implementation.
Centres new to BIM, or looking to increase their own understanding of its impact on the construction industry, should take advantage of our CPD course.