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Foundation Degree Property Planning and Housing

Course Code: C5086
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 17 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19
Time: 09:00-16:30

This two year course is validated by Ulster University and is designed for students who are interested in a career in planning, property or housing management, and who require a Foundation Degree to enhance employment prospects. It is particularly suitable for students who want a change in career. Successful completion of the course will enable students to enhance their employment prospects and/or to progress to higher academic study. A key feature of this course is Work-Based Learning of approximately six months within the student’s chosen sector. In the past students have secured placements in Planning Departments of local Councils, Housing Associations, Planning Consultants, and Residential/ Commercial Estate Agents.

This course session is currently in Clearing – please attend our Clearing day on Wednesday 22nd August to enrol. Please refer to our clearing page for information on what you need to bring with you. 

Career Opportunities / Progression

Depending on successful completion and grade achieved, progression is by articulation to the second year of one of the following programmes at Ulster University: BSc Hons Real Estate or MSci Planning and Property Development.  This course is the first step to becoming chartered in one of the Professional bodies within the Built Environment such as the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Alternatively you may wish to undertake further study for a degree in another construction-related discipline or go into employment in the property or construction industry.  (Please consult university admissions for entry to courses outside the progression routes named above.)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 56 UCAS tariff points in one of the following:

1. GCE A Level to include at least one specified subject at grade D or above

2. A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or Level 3 Diploma or equivalent in a relevant area of study.
3. An Irish Leaving Certificate to include a minimum of four passes at grade C (Highers) and one at grade 'D' (Highers) or above and to include one relevant subject.
4. A Scottish Higher Qualification to include a minimum of two passes at grade C or above with at least one in a relevant subject.
5. An approved University Access to HE Diploma course.
6. Alternative qualifications deemed to be appropriate by the University.

 Students are also required to have a minimum of 5 passes at GCSE grade C or above which must include English Language and Mathematics or University-approved equivalent.

Students with appropriate industry-related experience may be considered subject to the Accreditation for Prior Learning (APEL) policy requirements.
Applicants who do not have the specified minimum qualifications will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate, by virtue of experience and/or other studies, that they are capable of coping with the demands of the course.

Note: Students are advised to check with the University for articulation grades. 

Additional Information: There is a first-year field-trip with a cost of £10


Tuition Fee


Course fees relate to year one of this two –year course.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Modules studied:
Year 1
Planning Policy & Practice;
Introduction to Housing Studies;
Building Technology;
Property Measurement & CAD;
Valuation Principles & the Economy;
Development Process;
Design Principles.
Year 2
Sustainable Development;
Spatial Analysis;
Valuation 2;
Group Project;
Work-Based Learning (Placement).


Contact Information

Eugene McFeely, tel: 028 9026 5382 or email: [email protected]