This course is designed to provide the learner with a modular programme which is delivered over 10 days to achieve the FETAC Level 6 award. It can also be attended by those wishing to attend individual modules and they will recieve a Continual Professional Development (CPD) Certificate on a module to module basis. Should the learner wish to recieve a FETAC level 6 award that learner must complete all ten modules and successfully pass the assessment process to achieve the award.
The course is broken down as follows:
Part A & Part C - Subsoils + Substructures
Part B & Part J - Fire Safety
Part D - Materials and Workmanship
Part E - Sound
Part F & Part L - Ventilation & Conservation
Part G & Part H - Hygiene and Drainage
Part K & Part M - Stairways and Access
Final Revision and Examination
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to interpret and implement the requirements of the current Building Control Legislation when undertaking their role in the workplace.
The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to interpret and implement the requirements of the current building control legislation when carrying out building control activities in a public, private, consulting or supervisory capacity. This award was developed through the Common Award System.
Explain the powers and function of building control authorities in the enforcement of the building control regulations
Evaluate the range of procedures adopted by building control authorities when inspecting work, including the use of codes of practice, technical guidance documents, commencement notices, fire safety certificates and the conditions under which dispensation, relaxation, appeals and enforcement will apply.
Summarise the powers and procedures to be adopted by building control inspection staff when carrying out inspections, including reference material to be used, obtaining information and supporting material to ensure compliance, recording and reporting on inspections and instituting proceedings.
Explore the requirements of both the building and building control regulations in relation to: sub soils and substructures, superstructures, fire safety and heating appliances, materials and workmanship, sound, hygiene, drainage and waste water disposal, conservation of fuel and energy: ventilation, stairways, ramps, guards, disabled access.
Distinguish between building control systems and planning systems when researching regularity documentation.
Apply the provisions of the relevant sections of the current building regulations and technical guidance documents when inspecting sub soils and substructures, including the design and construction of substructures for various sub soils, contaminated ground, radon gas, subsoil drainage and ground floor and basement construction.
Apply the relevant sections of the current building regulations and technical guidance documents when inspecting the design and construction of superstructures including: external and internal walls, chimneys and fireplaces, intermediate floor construction, roof structures and roof coverings, masonry and concrete construction, cladding and loading and disproportionate collapse.
Apply the relevant sections of the current building regulations and technical guidance documents when inspecting fire safety and heating appliances including: means of escape in case of fire, external and internal (linings and structure) fire spread, access and facilities for the fire service, air supply, flue pipes and chimneys to heating appliances and specific provisions for fuel appliances including solid fuel (up to 45Kw), gas burning (up to 60Kw), and oil burning (up to 45Kw).
Apply the relevant sections of the current building regulations, and the technical guidance documents, when checking for compliance with the regulations for materials and workmanship, including: fitness of materials, adequacy of workmanship, the scope of British Standard (BS) 8000 Workmanship on building sites and safety in glazing.
Apply the relevant sections of the current building regulations, and the technical guidance documents, when checking for compliance with the requirements for resistance to sound transmission of specified elements of dwelling construction in respect of the adequate resistance of walls to airborne sound, and of floors to airborne and impact sound.
Apply the relevant sections of the current building regulations, and the technical guidance documents, when checking for compliance with the regulations in respect of hygiene, drainage and waste water including, above ground foul water drainage, below ground foul water drainage, surface water drainage and septic tank systems.
Apply the relevant sections of the current building regulations, and the technical guidance documents, when checking for compliance with the regulations in respect of conservation of fuel, energy and ventilation including the limitation of heat loss through building fabric, provision of controls for space heating and water heating systems, insulation of hot water storage vessels, pipes and ducts, ventilation of spaces in and around buildings and control of condensation in roofs.
Apply the relevant sections of the current building regulations, and the technical guidance documents, when checking for compliance with the regulations in respect of stairways, ramps, guards and disabled access, including the access and use of buildings for disabled people, ladders, pedestrian and vehicle barriers, provision for disabled people of sanitary conveniences, and audience or spectator facilities.
Conduct a site test on various sub soil rock types in order to determine their bearing capabilities.
Carry out soil sampling to determine if contaminates exist and take the appropriate action based on the results obtained.
Carry out building control inspections in accordance with the current building control regulations.
Apply correct recording and reporting procedures when reporting on a building control inspection.
Examination - Theory 70% and Assignment 30%.
Current Building and Building Control Regulations
Technical Guidance Documents: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, L and M
BS 8000 (Workmanship on Building Sites)
Codes of Practice for Masonry, Concrete, Cladding, disproportionate collapse
Codes of Practice: IS 325, IS 326,
Standards BS 5821, BS 2750, BS 6465
To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
FETAC Course Title
Building Control Special Purpose
Level 6 Credit Value 10
Course Fee: CIF Members €1200 Non Member €1650