Entry to BCA – Part One

This package consists of three self-paced online modules and two interactive group zoom sessions. The online learning modules will need to be completed prior to attending the interactive Communications and Ethics half day session. Your certificate will be sent at the completion of the programme. Dates for Communication and Ethics sessions are listed under the Training Calendar.

1. Complying with the Building Code - Self paced online learning (approx. 2 hours)

This course provides you with an understanding of the Building Code and the compliance pathways to efficiently apply the building consent process.

NCAS: This course can be used to provide evidence of compliance with Regulation 10(3)(a) and 10(3)(c)

2. Introduction to Building Control Processes - Self paced online learning (approx. 2 hours)

Building control functions are legislated by the Building Act 2004 and all building work must comply with the performance-based Building Code (Schedule 1 of the Building Regulations 1992). This course will cover the building control process from project information memorandum to building consent to code compliance certificate, explaining the terminology, steps and who is responsible.

This course covers the following topics:

  • The 10 steps in a typical Building project
  • Construction Systems Flow Chart
  • Process Information

NCAS: This course can be used to provide evidence of compliance with Regulation 10(3)(c)

3.Writing for BCOs - Self paced online learning (approx. 2 hours)

This course covers the fundamentals of writing for Building Consent Officers (BCOs) including writing associated with consenting and inspecting.

NCAS: This course can be used to provide evidence of compliance with Regulation 10(3)(e)

4.Communication – Half day interactive group online zoom

Effective communication plays an essential part in delivering successful outcomes in any role.

Key content:

  • An understanding of how to be an effective communicator
  • Knowledge of the basic elements of communication
  • Increased ability in the fundamental skills of communication
  • Increased awareness of your style of communication
  • Knowledge of what interferes with the communication process.

NCAS: These courses can be used to provide evidence of compliance with Regulation 10(3)(e)

5.Ethics Essentials- Half day interactive group online zoom

Ethics, ethical dilemmas, and ethical ability are the foundations of this course. Having the knowledge and framework to traverse the minefield of regulatory, statutory, and ethical challenges is essential.

Key content:

  • Understanding what ethics means in the role of the BCO
  • Understanding and identifying ethical dilemmas in the day to day performance of the role
  • Awareness of the ethical lenses that help us perceive the issues
  • Tools to explore ethical ability – deciding what is right and find the courage to deliver on it.

NCAS: These courses can be used to provide evidence of compliance with Regulation 10(3)(e)

The Communications and Ethics courses provide participants with the theoretical basis of ethical behaviour and personal responsibility that underpins the Building surveyor's treatment of the public in their role as Building Control Officer.

INVESTMENT OPTION - ENTRY TO BCA PART ONE

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