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[re]boot

Want to [re]boot your career?

This course is aimed at adults 19+ currently working in the sector. This could be SMEs looking to develop a knowledge on BIM; those working as tradespersons looking to gain a technical insight/skill; current professionals who are working or have worked within the sector looking to develop an awareness of BIM and upskill to support career progression.

Learners will gain knowledge of fundamental concepts associated with BIM; from knowledge of key terminology to the principles and standards associated with BIM implementation in the UK.

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They will develop an understanding of the drivers leading to BIM implementation, the barriers to success and the benefits that can be gained.

Learners will then be able to progress to Implementation of BIM, which provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding needed to support decision making, to plan the introduction of BIM in an organisation, and learn about the implementation process.

Learners will be able to enter the industry as a new entrant such as a BIM Technician or maintain currency with Construction design with sought after knowledge on how to plan and facilitate the implementation of BIM within an organisation.

Impact for employees

This is a great opportunity for people in the Leeds City Region who are furloughed, at risk of redundancy, have been made redundant or those employed who want to gain new skills. BIM is fundamental to the digitalisation of construction and this course could provide you the fundamental knowledge to help you get ahead in the industry.

Impact for employers

BIM offers enormous opportunities for companies to digitally transform and increase their efficiency and productivity.

How will I learn?

This course will be delivered online through Microsoft Teams through a mixture of theory and practical experience of BIM.

Covid-19 is having a large impact on many sectors in the UK, causing many job losses and redundancies. To support those who have been affected by COVID-19, the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges have launched the [re]boot] project.

[re]boot FREE short courses are funded by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help people over the age of 18 to gain new skills and qualifications to either up-skill in their current role or change career.

Delivered by Leeds Trinity University and West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges on behalf of the LEP, the courses are available in construction, digital, manufacturing and engineering and creative industries.

[re]boot courses are available to those living in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York districts and are free of charge to all participants.

For course details please visit futuregoals.co.uk/reboot/.

Course

Introductory Award Building Information Modelling (BIM)

[re]boot offers individuals the chance to upskill in areas which will help address the skills shortages in the region, such as the digital side of construction.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is one of the main ways digital technology is changing the sector. BIM is a collaborative process for creating and managing information on a construction project. It uses digital technology for more efficient ways of designing, constructing and maintaining built assets by embedding data into a 3D digital model, which can be used for the whole lifecycle of a project. The UK Government identified this and implemented the 2016 BIM mandate, which stated a requirement for all publicly funded projects to use BIM to increase efficiency and address government targets of reducing carbon emissions, faster project delivery and reduced project costs.

BIM offers enormous opportunities for companies to digitally transform and increase their efficiency and productivity. However, BIM can be a challenge to adopt, with some issues being lack of time to get up to speed, high cost for training and lack of skilled professionals in the industry. Owing to this, Wakefield College has developed an opportunity to help companies in their BIM journey.

As part of the [re]boot project Wakefield College is offering a free (fully funded) short course on BIM. The course is a Level 3 qualification where individuals will learn the fundamental concepts of BIM. This is a great opportunity for people (and companies) in the west Yorkshire area who are furloughed, at risk of redundancy, have been made reductant or those employed who want to gain new skills. BIM is fundamental to the digitisation of construction and this course could provide you the fundamental knowledge to help you get ahead in the industry.

For further information on the [re]boot project and to check if you are eligible to join Wakefield Colleges BIM Fundamentals course, please follow the link below.

For more details: futuregoals.co.uk/reboot/

Get in Touch

For further information please contact Suzanne Black on 01924 789459 or via email at s.black@wakefield.ac.uk.