The continuous development in the science, technology, innovation and standards associated with concrete requires a high degree of knowledge, experience and competence to design, specify, handle and apply. As a consequence, the development of recognised and transferable occupational standards and qualifications across for concrete technicians, concrete technologists and concrete engineers, will help to define the use of concrete as a specialism within materials science, construction and engineering.

If you have any questions about the concrete related qualifications, staff in our Education and Training department will be able to assist you.

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Level 4 - Certificate of Achievement: Concrete Technology
Concrete Technology & Construction: Stages 1-4
ICT Certificate in Concrete Technology & Construction: Stage 1 - Concrete Practice
The ICT has re-introduced an entry-level qualification Concrete Practice that was formerly administered by City & Guilds of London Institute. This scheme enables technicians, operatives, batch plant supervisors and concrete mixer operators/drivers to achieve a formal certificate in recognition of their success in mastering the basic objectives of activities in the concrete industry. It also serves as the first step for new recruits heading for management in the technology of concrete production. Successful candidates are eligible for membership of the ICT as Technician Members and are entitled to use the designatory letters TechICT after their names.

Training providers:
Concrete Society
Thomas Telford
Go Academy – distance learning based in South Africa

Syllabus
ICT Certificate in Concrete Technology & Construction: Stage 2 - General Principles
The first step in the process of obtaining a recognized qualification in concrete for candidates with some previous experience is the ICT course Concrete Technology and Construction : Stage 2 - General Principles. On completion of the course, candidates’ knowledge of the essential principles of concrete is assessed, currently by a 3-hour closed-book examination. Successful candidates are eligible for membership of the ICT as Affiliate Members and are entitled to use the designatory letters AffICT after their names.

Training providers:
TALENT – distance learning
The Concrete Institute – based in South Africa

Syllabus
ICT Certificate in Concrete Technology & Construction: Stage 3 - Practical Applications
Success at Stage 2 is normally required for enrolment on the next stage, Concrete Technology & Construction: Stage 3 - Practical Applications. This course provides training in the application of the principles of concrete technology to the processes of production and construction techniques. On completion of the course, candidates’ knowledge of the essential principles of concrete is assessed, currently by a 3-hour closed-book examination. Successful candidates are eligible for membership of the ICT as Associate Members and are entitled to use the designatory letters AMICT after their names.

Success at Stage 3, combined with a reasonable length of service and experience at a suitable level of responsibility, are the usual prerequisites for application to enrol on the Advanced Concrete Technology course.

Training providers:
The Concrete Institute – based in South Africa

Syllabus
ICT Diploma in Concrete Technology & Construction: Stage 4 Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT)
The Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology has world-wide acceptance as the leading qualification in concrete technology.

The aim of the course is to provide a teaching and learning experience for participants such that they obtain an in-depth knowledge at an advanced level of a wide variety of topics within the field of concrete technology. The course fully prepares candidates for two 3-hour examinations for the Diploma in Advanced Concrete Technology. Between the start of the course and the final examinations the candidate is required to carry out either an individual project or a number of individual assignments which are assessed by the ICT examiners.

Candidates who are successful in both examinations and who submit a satisfactory individual project or individual assignments are eligible for membership of the ICT as Corporate Members. They are entitled to use the designatory letters MICT after their names.

Queen’s University Belfast – MSc course based on ACT syllabus (see below)
The Concrete Institute – based in South Africa
Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia – lecture course based in Australia

Syllabus
University of Derby
Certificate in Ready Mixed Concrete Technology - Level 4
This course develops your knowledge about aggregates, cement and concrete, and the standards, specifications and other requirements that apply to them. It includes aspects such as the methods used to sample and test aggregates and ready mixed concrete in a safe way.

You will also focus on the principles of concrete mix design, the methods of making and using ready mixed concrete and knowledge of the techniques used to manage product quality so as to satisfy the needs of your producers and customers.

You'll mainly study online, and you will come to Derby for three weekend tutorials during the seven month course. These consist of a mixture of classroom teaching and discussion with teaching staff and other students.

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University Certificate of Concrete Technology - Level 4
If you want to progress your career in construction or concrete materials, this course is ideal for you. Based upon on-line learning and supported by three tutorial days it's aimed at technicians and technologists who are seeking formal recognition of their experience, but you'll also find it useful if you want to broaden your knowledge of the science and properties of concrete.

You'll gain an understanding around the specification and production of concrete and the constituents of concrete. You'll also learn how to apply the methodologies that underpin the use and control of concrete in construction and concrete products.

This course is suitable for:
  • Supervisors and managers in the cement, ready mixed concrete and concrete products industries
  • Supervisors and managers working in construction
  • Staff working for consulting engineers, independent testing laboratories and associated professionals
  • Employees from related supply and equipment manufacturing industries.
The course runs over one year.

This is recognised by the Institute of Concrete Technology as an appropriate qualification to support an application for Associate Membership.

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University Diploma in Concrete Studies - Level 5
If you're already employed in the concrete industry, or have an interest in it, this programme will enable you to gain an internationally recognised academic qualification focused on management and supervisory roles. It reflects UK and EU standards and best practice, and will help you if you're a manager and wish to acquire professional status.

Compulsory modules on the programme:
Concrete Constituents and Types (20 credits)
Concrete in Construction (20 credits)
Durable Concrete Structures (20 credits)


Optional modules:
Concrete Technology (20 credits)
Business Management (20 credits)

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University of Leeds
MSc (Eng)/PGDip Advanced Concrete Technology
This distance learning Masters course is designed to provide you with advanced, in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of topics in the field of concrete technology.

During this course in concrete technology you will gain academic and industrial expertise, giving you advanced knowledge of concrete technology, both in terms of theory and practical application.

This course aims to develop the next generation of senior construction professionals working in concrete production, construction and design. By the end, you will have the skills and knowledge to progress your career to a senior level in the industry.

If you have already completed the Advanced Concrete Technology diploma issued by the Institute of Concrete Technology, you may be eligible for approved prior learning to undertake the 60 credit research project over 12 months (part-time) to graduate with an MSc (Eng) from the University of Leeds.

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University of Dundee
MSc in Concrete Engineering and Environmental Management
This course serves to deepen your knowledge, increase understanding, and develop skills in concrete technology, and to help prepare you for a career in industry, commerce or academia. It builds on the Division's renowned research expertise and industrial experience in current aspects of civil engineering.

This course is designed both for people pursuing a higher degree soon or immediately after obtaining their first degree, and for those with considerable work experience.

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Imperial College London
MSc in Concrete Structures
MSc in Concrete Structures and Business Management
MSc in Concrete Structures and Sustainable Development
The Concrete Structures courses provide training in the design, analysis and assessment of concrete structures including bridges and buildings.

They are designed to cover a broad spectrum of structural engineering issues and their impact on reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

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University of Sheffield
Certificate/Diploma/MSc(Eng) Structural and Concrete Engineering
Learn the analytical and design skills needed to create successful structures in challenging environments.

This structural and concrete engineering course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the world's most popular construction material. You will gain the analysis and design skills necessary to design structures in challenging environments. You will benefit from the facilities of the largest academic concrete research centre in the UK, with international-level expertise in cement chemistry, aggregate science, binder technology, concrete durability, alternative concrete materials, structural performance and design, earthquake and nuclear reactor design and finite element analysis. The course provides a sound theoretical background and encourages innovation.

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